Lockdown Poetry

‘Summer Holiday 2020 (post Covid)’ by poet Carmel Gibbons. This poem offers an endearing insight into the depth of long-lasting love. The love is revealed through a recollection of a first trip away in the strange summer of 2020.

We set out on your birthday

We two

Searching for comfort

Redemption, salvation.

The car sagged

Burdened by expectation.

The absurdity of moving

Through space

In a small metal box

We headed north 

Were we slimmer, richer, wiser now? 

Last year felt like

An age ago

Strings of cars, headlights on

Passed us on the other side

Maybe they belonged to

another day

We hit the A1(M)

The road widened

We crawled past blue mountains

Silver clouds against a dark grey sky

Hung in the wing mirror

The road shimmered

you fell asleep

And I felt the weight of your life

In my hands

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