I thought this would be fun,
But the experience I’ll never forget.
No socializing, just screens,
It’s like we’re the tech.

“Hello” from a distance,
Or maybe on Zoom.
Some say they’re used to it
Because distance is what we do.

Again I wish to be free of this,
This whole year itself.
And hopefully I’ll be out,
When this is seen by my future self.

David Hawley
Age 11
Rocklin, CA
May 2021