A Reflective Poem

When this is over,
may we never again
take for granted
A handshake with a stranger
Full shelves at the supermarket
Conversations with neighbours
A crowded theatre
Friday night out
The taste of Communion
A routine checkup
The school rush each morning
Coffee with a friend
The stadium roaring
Each deep breath
A boring Tuesday
Life itself.

When this ends,
may we find
that we have become
more like the people 
we wanted to be
we were called to be 
we hoped to be
and may we stay
that way - better
for each other
because of the worst.

Laura Kelly Fanucci

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