As if modern love wasn't already
Tough to master
Now Corona keeps adding layers
of complexity ever faster.
Am I being ghosted as a
Or is this person "socially distancing,"
'Cause it's the right thing to do?
For those now sheltering
in close proximity,
Many relationships will be tested
On their true compatibility.
In these times of shifting rules,
Will they communicate, collaborate,
Or behave as petty fools?
It used to be that (long) distance
Would many a relationship doom
But now a sign of love
Is giving someone way more room!
Now the advent of #NetflixandChill
Is very much just that
But if the whole globe's simultaneously
getting their video fill
We'll need way more bandwidth, and stat!
But if more of us are now binging solo,
Maybe less opportunities for a silly spat?
Once, romantic currency in the past
Were chocolates, roses, diamonds
To help the love revive and last;
Have now been replaced by wipes
And hand sanitizer to kill the virus fast!
But listen up ladies and gents,
Let's not forget that the best gift
Is not material, but your full presence.
Quality time with the ones you hold dear,
Even if virtual, can raise the quotients of Kindness
and Gratitude to combat the fear.
So, as we navigate #PandemicPassion,
May we all rise and lift up
one another in compassion.
Remembering that lovingkindness
Never goes out of fashion.
[Image Credit: Illustration by Liza Donnelly]