Without desiring to find
That without Covid-infection
One can be, will be, pandemic-changed
Shifted by the very axis
In ways defiant of definition.
So I know, all this time (how much time?) later, that
I move at 3/4 speed by comparison
I speak at 1/2 speed of before
I think on occasion, if at all
And my default setting is new;
Forcibly reset from hope for to
Hope despite; from joy first to
Joy sought; from all’s well to
All shall be well, by God it shall
If we have to swim the length of hell to get there.