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Normal

Life as we knew it
Family gathering’s
What we have learned
Everyone’s life has been altered
Everything we knew
Changed forever
Tradition’s we all have
Unique yet different
Tradition’s changed
Echos of laughter and joy
at my Sister’s place
Now it’s waving from afar
Driving our cars in parade lanes
Colorful posters everywhere
Decoration, honking Cars
Starting to feel normal
No. Not at all
To share this new gesture
Is like a big hand shake
“Soon enough “
This too will become normal
we keep praying
We can
We can hold with the warmest embrace
Our memories
As we all shelter in place
For now
For the safety and well being
For all
Stay safe shelter in place

--Veronica D., Adult