After days of persistent soft rain,
during this lockdown,
it’s difficult to find the words to describe
just how bright and blue the sky really is.

There is peace within the silence,
highlighted by the cheerful encouragement of birds.

Sunshine bursts through the trees to kiss my face,
to warm my cocoa-brown skin,
soft to the touch.

It is a fleeting moment of harmonious quiet
that will inevitably, inconsiderately,
be interrupted by manmade noise.