I walked to the store today
Because I’m out of sugar.
Heart pounding
Mask in place
I stepped out my door
And ventured for the first time in days
Past the locked storefronts
Along the empty street
I give a small wave
with my blue-gloved hand
to the only other person on the sidewalk
Because he can’t see my smile.
He steps off the curb
Before going past,
Keeping his distance.

The Western bus is approaching
But I don’t get on
It’s only two miles
To the store

Plague Series #12
NaPoWriMo prompt #2, “place”

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