I thought that by now I would be on the beach,
Not worried about lectures I had to teach.
Admittedly, I had no way to predict
That the whole world would become sick,
And that beloved Europe would be out of my reach.
The inevitable will happen, you can be sure,
And we learn that there’s much we can endure.
Yet I am fierce in my belief that someday
I will get a chance to freely frolic and play
When the scientists finally come up with a cure.
I can’t wait to take pictures of funky doors
On the homes in the places I’ll explore.
And I will share them on my blog
On Thursdays as I struggle and slog
To give my followers something over to pore.
For now, I am, like so many, stuck in my home,
With a desire for some adventure and to roam.
But I am lucky I have money and can afford
To stay home and get to read and explore,
Knowing beach holidays some day will come.