I couldn’t quite hear him
with the distance between us,
only muffles through the mask he was wearing.
It was a gentle breeze that hurled his words
straight into my ears, down into my heart.
Both of are dejected spirits now rallied.
“The vaccine is here, they’ve done it”.
Is what he said in a cheerful tone
that I’m sure will live with me forever.
He went back inside, I picked back up
my edging iron and I thought about my
fiancée and what she would look like
in her wedding dress and the future we
would share together.