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How Are We Feeling?

Strange times are upon us. It is hard to know how to react, isn’t it? Personally, I am trying to look for the positives in the whole situation, remain active, and keep my moods under control. That last one is not always easy, just ask my poor wife. So I have got to find some way to cope with this lockdown. Working from home has always been my dream, but it’s a bit different when the whole family is there too, and you are restricted in your movements in the outside world.

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Fear

Panic everywhere
no control
Afraid of the unknown
or even the familiar
Different faces
watch them carefully
A convulsion of the lungs
high alert

© Neil Hayes and neilhayeswrites

What Lies Beyond?

The fascination of a locked door. If you could only gain access, what wonders would you find? Perhaps a hidden world of machinery, maybe simply a bare empty room. There could be steps leading up or down to other levels of mystery.

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Clean Your Board

Blank slate
what a feeling.
Often the board
is covered in chalk.
There are many ways
to wipe it clean.
Whichever one you choose
do it well.
Always ensure
you get to the corners.

Words © Neil Hayes and neilhayeswrites

Cold Weather Running

It is seemingly a contradiction, since most runners seem to dread the approach of winter, but I seem to find a strange pleasure in it. I am now in my second season of winter running and I take much more pleasure in it than at any other time of the year. If you are a runner, do you feel the same?

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