Necessary Heaviness (HA 47 Terzanelle)

House Arrest

I trained myself to purchase what I need
and nothing more, because I hate to shop.
There’s reason now to change how I proceed.

I used to buy the crucial and then stop.
I walked and tried to keep the backpack light
with nothing more, because I hate to shop.

I dwell where food is grown, with every bite
available for purchase somewhere near;
I walk and try to keep the backpack light,

but now we live in viral atmosphere,
and I must modify my strategy
for purchase that may not be somewhere near.

My shelves had adequate capacity
before pandemic overtook the world.
Now I must modify my strategy

to recognize the mess in which we’re hurled.
I trained myself to purchase what I need
before pandemic overtook the world.
There’s reason now to change how I proceed.

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