Suspended between plague and moments
Together as lifelines to shared meaning.
Watching from our careful distance
A world that doesn't make sense.
Old benchmarks for what we should do
Are quaint reminders of busier routines.
No longer the daily comparisons
With those seeking self-importance.
Measuring matters more simply,
A new barometer informs our days.
Grateful for each one,
Disclosing devotion which survives the despair.