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Lockdown Delights

Obviously, lockdown can be
No fun
And yet on my walks,
So many delightful moments:
A note posted on a bus shelter,
Publicly writing off a friend’s loan—
Keep the 2,000 dollars, Dennis!
Small children run out
Into a garden,
One chasing another
With a huge sweeping brush,
Both giggling and yelling.
A woman walking her pet,
But at the end of the lead—
Tada! A bunny-rabbit.
Even in subdued times,
Against a grey sky,
Vibrant pink magnolias bloom.