Birthday 2020 — A Solitary Candle


No colleagues arranged a surprise party in the Conference Room

Everyone is working from home.

No friends called round to take me partying,

They’re all staying safe at home.

There’s no family celebration with cake and crackers,

So many are in quarantine and isolation.

I am resigned to my fate

As I blow out a solitary candle on a small cupcake.

Maybe next year things will be different

And the world will be back to normal.



Note — No matter how much I try to keep this horrible pandemic out of my thoughts, it manages to creep into almost every post. Sorry guys, it’s not really my fault. It’s just a sign of the times

Image credit: Angéle Kamp @ Unsplash

Written for:

What do you see # 57  November 23, 2020



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