For all those quarantined in apartments; this blessing of keeping for you…
As you descend the levels of quarantine
may you be protected by the ‘natural supports’ of the bark which encloses you
nurtured in your micro-habitat by all which bustles there in creative industry
upheld by strengths beyond yourself.
May you be enlivened in the company
of those above and beneath you
in new definition of belonging —
May you ascend the rungs of quarantine
enriched by beauty
you had not imagined.
God grant you peace, hope, and love
from those watching from afar;
we see the signal fires of your watchtowers
a welcome alert that you.are.here.