I wash the car

I wash the car
and think of you.
Such a menial task
in the face of such sacrifice.
I pray to God that you will not catch it
but know that if she has it
you’re likely to get it too
and there’s nothing I can do.

I wish I could wipe away the virus
like these mud stains on
the wheels, windscreen and wipers
but I can’t. I can only hope
that the first dose of the vaccine
will protect you from the worst
and that you’ll come back.

You will park up,
walk through the door
and be with us once more;
and a few days later
I will wash your car
and thank God for you.
Such an ordinary task
suddenly of great value.

My name is Gareth and I live in Wales. I have always written, for as long as I can remember. It is the one form of communication by which I feel I can express myself most fully, truthfully, and confidently. I returned to writing poetry during lockdown, which I now do alongside writing reviews for a couple of online arts magazines. Much of what I write touches on my personal experience of Christianity, spirituality, mental health, nature, the arts, and everyday life.
Web Links:https://lostinbluejazz.wordpress.com/
Twitter/InstaGram: lostinbluejazz1


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