Social Isolation: Day 28

Today I was the virus
spinning fevered what-ifs
out of nothing, watching
them heat up and multiply.
Too much time inside.
 
Around the neighborhood I go
to clear my head. Crisp air,
fast pace and, finally, sun.
I remember a Zen story
in which every what-if
is met with Is that so?
 
Is that so? I ask
each dark thought,
each imagined outcome,
my version of the past.
Only the sun
and the soaring hawks
answer, for now,  yes.
 
 
Sherry Robbins, April 14, 2020

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