Two eyebrows, health and hope. Happy New Year!
We all wore masks while on the bus
Or did not catch the bus at all
Stayed home just looking at the walls
While in a mask, my Face ID
My phone no longer knows it’s me
The endless talk of stats & curve
Just shopping became quite absurd
…Or was that just the lockdown drink?
And just when we’d run out of humour
We’re told that we’ll homeschool our juniors.
I don’t think I’m cut out for this!
As teacher, wanting for a gavel
My juniors started to unravel
They’re common tales for all, and so
It’s things of which we do not speak
Of quiet terror, havoc wreaked
The hidden trials of COVID plight
A monobrow describes it best
With shops all shut and beauty banned
Took matters into my own hand
I tried... but waxed my eyebrow off
For weeks I was with brow forgone
An eyebrow pencil, drawn back on
But so, I’m sure, do brows by stealth
The strain! Of course, the good Lord knows
Two brows belong above the nose!
So why, I moaned, did I but try
To do the job of trained clinician
Amend my face like a beautician?
Gone hairy, while I stayed at home
Just waited til restrictions fold
‘Cause woolly suits me more than bald
Inspite of being so distraught
I carefully weighed up my despair
And decided NOT to cut my hair
To cook for you, both day and night
We thank you for your great support
Fuelled us, when we were running short
And hope that strife is (mostly?!?) done
We wish you health and much good cheer
Our family to yours, a Happy New Year.