Burst Bubbles (a covid true tale)

Burst Bubbles (a covid true tale)

Bubble burst
Yesterday
No last week
No last day

Bubble burst
Yesterday
No last laugh
No last say

Bubble Burst
Yesterday
No last chase
No last play

Bubble burst
Yesterday
Primary school
Whisked away

Bubbles burst
No big deal
No one’s hurt
Hours heal

Blow another
Memory orb
Moment forged
Mind-absorbed

Blow a billion
Bubbles blessed
Burst the bad
Chase the rest

Floating seconds
Minutes splayed
Some will pop
Some will fade

Brilliant bubbles
Pop again
Flashback-bangs
Burst in brains

A bubble blown
Does not stop
A memory made
Does not pop

Mark Bird 2021