Lockdown poem

When it all started and the door shut tight
Fear took me
Walls closed in around I couldn't breathe
I was lost as it closed around me
Even when I was lucky to go outside
The mask I wear don't hide the tears inside
Where are my queer people where is my community
I feel all alone
Double lockdown from the world and my community
Try to keep strong, may the queer light guide me

My neighbourhood

The best thing that has happened because of the pandemic is that people have started having more contact with their neighbours. In my neighbourhood in the north part of Sweden where I have lived the past 23 years, people barely said hi when seeing each other outside in the communal areas. Now families meet and have barbecues. Sometimes we sit outside and talk about everything from politics, food, clothes and most of the time about the weather which has been cold, rainy and cloudy almost every day. But I'm happy to have got to know my neighbours this summer.

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