Virtually me - a poem for our time
With new lockdowns set to reduce face-to-face visits again, social work poet Peter Unwin put pen to paper
Professional Social Work magazine - 12 October, 2020. Share your COVID-19 experiences here.
Let’s Have a Meeting 2020
Literally Speaking it’s virtually me
Coming through the airwaves magically
No touch, no smell, no sleight of hand
Human contact all but banned
I speak a new language – Platfom Soul
Somewhere in space in
Stephen’s black hole
Zoom me up, Scotty
Mute my voice, Teams
Whereby stifles my silent screams
No joshing no craic, and few tears too
Humour is a tumour in Virtualville
Where now compassion for all our ills?
Upgrade, dropout, raise your hand
Times sure a-changing in this hard land
Peter Unwin, Poet Austeriate, Oct 2020
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