Recovery always happens faster then you think.
I remembered when Mount St. Helens blew in 1980
people predicted the wasteland
would last for centuries
now it is lush with trees.
So it is with all things.
So many events
where it was said
our lives will never be the same
but they go back to the same
and we forget and get on with life.
No one remembers 9-11
much less the assassination of JFK
or that AIDS has stolen 37.5 million
the best actors, artists, designers, musicians, writers.
and with recovery comes forgetting
how it was
as our lives grow busy
back to the everyday.
50 years from now
the year of covid will be
like our grandfathers memories of WWII
not so interesting or relevant.
Nothing to do with life in 2071.