Body scan in the time of the pandemic

Today I did not look at the daily death rateToday I decided to meditateToday my body told me that I need to do the body scanYou are far too overworked, mumYou really need to lie downSimilar to your baby in the pramBut on the floor like you always used to Sunset at Aberlady Bay This poem came to me the other day when I decided to do the Body Scan meditation, which I have not done for a while now....

Meditation in the time of the pandemic

Instead of researching a daily death rate I wish I could just meditate I wish I could just sit there And focus on my breath But every day a new challenge Of what to make for diner And where to take a walk Because I can't slow down And can't properly talk I'm in a rush despite just being only here I'm worrier that if I go out There are people everywhere It;s not possible to stay human And keep a...

Seagulls

Today seagulls woke me up According to the weather forecast, it was supposed to be a nice day Seagulls are apparently the souls of seamen and sailors who left this world So I just remembered that day when I was sitting and looking at the window And a seagull looked at me As if it was trying to tell me something To pass a message to me Could it be the soul of my Dad Telling me to stay strong...