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There was a time when all seemed lost ...

Circa 2020
Working from home
Often minimal engagement  
Most my customers were shut down
So living on a shoe string
Not much to do  
Eventually started to paint again
The job precluded Art
Always on the road
Too tired at night or weekends  
But then the pandemic  
Suddenly more time than work
Out came the paints and brushes  
I call this painting “Time Lost”
In the seemingly lost days
I painted for hours  
It was something to do
A big deal day was when I sold one  
A trip to the post office was a road trip
Mask and sanitizer lock and load
We made a joke of it  
Going to the PO as we called it  
Sometimes I miss those vacant days
Though not the fear of getting Covid
I was lucky  
I only got the dreaded 19 once
Others not so lucky  
Now the masks are gone
Just in time to bring them out again ….
Written by PoetSpeak
Published | Edited 12th Jan 2024
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