Where Have All The People Gone?

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Another December,
Another end of the road
As I look around and wonder,
Where have all the people gone?

Tucked in tighter to their circle
Under the guise of staying healthy,
They bother not to dine out or congregate.
O, where have all the people gone?

In their pj’s working at home
Two years on
but have they been the wiser
Or more isolated than society demanded?

It began with constant check-ins,
Reunions with Zooms,
“How are you getting on?” led to
“How have you been?”
O, where have all the people gone?

A text, a flirt, a wink, a necessity
To remain in contact without contact
Has all gone.
O, where have all the people gone?

A walk, a coffee date, a drink,
Dinner with friends,
Anything to maintain a semblance of normalcy.
O, where have all the people gone?

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