Quarantine Lessons

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I am one of the sensitive ones
Who would likely die if infected
By the terrible virus, Covid 19
Had I not,, the quarantine selected.
By that I mean that I elected
To follow the suggestions of science
To stay at home as much as possible
With orders on-line, my "go to" reliance.
I never expected that in my 86th year
The things I enjoyed the most
Like traveling and movie going for cheer
Would become no longer real, just a ghost.
However for the past six months or so
I've seen that this "old dog" can still learn
To make enjoyment from things I know
And time with my spouse, up, good things could turn.
Like finding a receipe that was new to us both
Like reading a book and discussing it with him
Like playing gin rummy with competitive might
Like tending to chores before thought too grim.
I can also plan for the future too
When this virus is controlled for all
I can make meaningful now the things I can do
While waiting to accomplish the acts I can't call.

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