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Self-Isolation in a Single Hostel Room

Submitted by Janine on 15 February 2021 at 17:43

Day 1 confined to room - no going out

Day 2 do push-ups, Netflix, clean the floor

Day 3 phone friends and scrub the tiling grout

Day 4 a breakfast bag outside the door

Day 5 phone friends and tell them how I'm feeling

Day 6 lean out the window for some air

Day 7 sit-ups, Netflix, clean the ceiling

Day 8 phone friends to tell them I still care

Day 9 do star jumps till the downstairs neighbours

Day 10 complain about the bloody noise

Day 11 phone my friends about my labours

Day 12 reflect on what this world destroys

Day 13 I won't phone my friends today

Day 14 I have nothing left to say

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