in a manner
of speaking
(and humans marvel)

earth cleaner now
it can breathe
and the skies
seem the bluer

now that those
humanoids aren’t
puffing out so much
gas-guzzling so much
on the outside

Nature called
in many a resource
doing the rounds
in these times changed

(the virus of racism and sexism
still lurks in the light of day
passing for innocent humour
on this and other continents)

Nature called
healthy eating habits
and equally healthy recipes
shared with gay abandon
(to get the circulation back)

Nature called
set free and stealing
a march on South Africa’s
own Freedom Day

Nature called
Have you heard

Out South Africa way, Lockdown Day 31.