Recovery


No man an island
Our teachers once cautioned us
Now we’re isolates.

Separated from
Our family, friends, and neighbors
Sheltering in place.

The days stagger on
Light at the tunnel’s end, stays
Inaccessible.

Social animals
Cut off from human contact
Starving for soft touch.

Take heart, we know this
Terrain, we have walked here
Help is on the way.

Join recovery
Take responsibility
Cast out the demons.

Shun self interest
Care for your fellow humans
Honor the planet.

Find deep connection
Swim in the ocean of love
Build the bridge of hope.