Original Art by Elysia Womersley
Your Favourite Spoon
Here I am, on my fifth day of jumping between night pyjamas and day pyjamas.
I keep a jumper by my desk in case I get cold or have to hop onto a call
and I’ve eaten all the biscuits again.
What an extraordinary thing to live through history beneath your softest blanket,
Three cycles in of re-watching your favourite show
and joyful to find your favourite spoon, clean at the top of the pile.
Here I am, a stranger to the woman who daren’t go a day without makeup
Fumbling with the concealer I’ve forgotten how to use
and bras a thing of the past.
How unexpected to spend these days that span to months with one person
And to find you miss them more than you ever did before
when they’re just popping out for toilet roll.
Here I am with my back to the news I have learned to ignore,
and it feels like these winter days of 5 to 9 darkness might never end
But you still smile and call me beautiful in my pyjamas and unbrushed hair
so I think I might not mind it after all.
This creative piece was submitted as part of our November theme: Isolation and Introspection. If you would like to submit your own creative work to aAh! Magazine, please email aAh.Editor@gmail.com, and be sure to check our latest “Letter from the Editors” to find out next month’s theme.