I take a deep breath
looking up at a
backbone of clouds
across the sky,
sunlight cast around
the edges and touching
the field of red clover
and daisies stretched
as far as the eye can
see over the hilltop.
I think about
the news,
the deaths,
the spread of a virus
and people unwilling
to take precautions,
the coming fallout –
all out of my control.
I watch my kids play
tag, their laughter
and shouts of joy
filling up the
empty air in a
pause before
the night