Quarantine Dreams pt.1

I stayed home today.

Plagued with a sense of do-good and get-right,

determined to keep the evils at bay.

I stayed home today.

Going through the usual motions,

the same fail-safe routines passed down from elders on high.

Tradition always knew the way.

I stayed home today,

gripped with the pondering of "what if...?" and "...now what?"

Imagination tipped just beyond insanity,

the sheer weight of the unknown caved in my chest.

Panicked breaths bursting forth from a vise

fever dreams of an outside world void of me

Since when did purgatory look like my room?

...a pause...

2 puffs and my chest inflates,

everything slows, and I shake my mind free of the unknown

Almost grasping the balance between reality and cautious optimism.

*deeper breaths*

i stayed home today.

just to feel safe.

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