The sound of cars Streaming through puddles Competes with rain rattling On the old tin roof
Underneath that roof We listen to the percussion of the log fire as it consumes twig and tree.
The purr of the cat stretched out in basking bliss Competes with the snore of the man asleep with book resting upon his chest
And from down the hallway the soundtrack of a young man defeating armies and building empires.
All this I hear as I break from marking essays and take a sip of lukewarm Earl Grey tea..
In the kitchen, dinner is roasting away in the oven..with the not so small pup standing hungry guard.
By the door coats, boots, scarfs and facemasks await our after dinner walk..half an hour around the neighborhood, then back into the house. This is our lock down life...
We in Australia have been relatively free of the Covid 19 virus ..the area I live in has had no cases for just over 400 days but earlier this month an area adjacent has had some case of the new delta strain appear...so we are once again in lock down...ir is school holidays so it is some what easier.. and again because it is a rainy winter the urge to go outside is curtailed.. My heart goes out to those more directly affected...