Roused by the brightening of dawn’s light,
after the phantoms of the night,
a thought stirs in a waking mind,
free from the plague of humankind.
Like birds, we have been set free to fly,
small flocks of shadows in the sky,
still masked, but no longer in isolation,
with a muffled sigh of liberation.
Kim M. Russell, 13th April 2021
My response to NaPoWriMo Day Thirteen
Thirteen might be unlucky for some, but today’s prompt could change all that: we are writing poems in the form of news articles we wish would come out tomorrow. I went back to 14th April last year, during the first lockdown, when everything looked so bleak, and re-wrote a poem from the point of view I will have tomorrow when I hope to put a foot back into life outside again. Here is the link to last year’s poem.