couch potatoes in living rooms

eating popcorn

devouring take-outs

picking toenails

and surfing tv stations

Often surfing the net

searching for feelings

to match their moods

in a life that gives hugs

while delivering bruises

And discovering faith

in the midst of anguish

…sometimes stopping

to dig joy out of graves

(No matter the hour

no matter the day

every ying is

balanced by a yang)

These are the musings of

lockdown days

© Vivian Zems