This desert of existence ranges onwards,
The dunes a maze of decisions,
Scathing to the touch,
My camel became bleached bone eons ago,
I’ve forgotten the sounds of life and flushing leaves,
The only caress from blades of desert wind,

I ache for an oasis of respite,
To rest my fèet upon regal silk,
To wash my hands in something other than grating sand,
Some pure water filled with praise,
A compliment not from a forked tongue,
Before resuming lifes journey,

I see pyramids filled with gold and felicity,
Dancing a slow sway upon the horizon,
The sight galvanises my steps,
Just a handful more miles of bland waste,
Or is it mirages that give me hope?
Has the heat of being gotten to me?

  1. Powerful imagery…the desert bleaching the mirage from sight. Wow!

  2. shauna says:

    This pandemic does indeed feel like a never ending desert. They are lifting the mask mandates and restrictions locally and I am very concerned we will see spikes again, because they have identified at least one cluster of the UK variant here in the area; that was a multigenerational household. Media reported it, I have no clue if patients at my hospital were part of that group or not. They never tell us that info.

    But all of my family has been vaccinated. Now I just wish I felt more confident that my present “sinus symptoms” are springtime allergies…

    • Osharlequin says:

      Indeed, it feels like it this pandemic has gone on much too long. Whether due to political meddling or simply people not following rules. I fear it’s a while to go still.

      I hope that it is just some allergies and nothing more serious for you. It’s good to hear you have had the jab! 😊

      The Oldschool Harlequin

      • shauna says:

        My husband and I both got the vaccine in December and January. Daughters both got theirs through their work, and son in law has had his. Just waiting for youngest daughter’s boyfriend to be eligible to get it.

      • Osharlequin says:

        Oh, that’s great! I hope there haven’t been any bad side effects so far. I’m still waiting for a chance to get mine. 😊

        The Oldschool Harlequin

      • shauna says:

        We have all done well. It varied a little depending on which shot and person; our daughter who actually had Covid had the hardest time with both of her shots, but no bad reactions. I pray that you can get the jab soon!

      • Osharlequin says:

        I’m very glad indeed! Thank you kindly!

        The Oldschool Harlequin

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