HOW ARE YOU REALLY?
social distancing means time alone with your thoughts / a walk by the canal to feel normal in this 'new norm' / news articles on 'what does dating in a post-covid world look like?' / house parties where no one is in the same house / virtual pub quizzes without sticky floors and overpriced craft ales / feeling lonely even with multiple requests for zoom calls / pornhub premium subscription for free / free yoga apps / free from the monotony of the 9-5 / liberation in isolation for the nation / berated for being less than 2 metres away from people / when will it go away??? / close but not close to family / taking pay cuts and reduced hours / furloughed employees with no aim or purpose / even Boris Johnson has it / your mum thinks he's called John Boris / rudeboys by Camden canal yelling 'jeeeeez' / someone asks ‘you doing a bit of yoga love?’ / no one can buy flour right now / you can't have your two soft boiled eggs for breakfast / a new 9-5 / everyone's baking banana bread / 'quazza' sounds like a Jewish celebration / iso / the Rona / are you lonely like I am? / how are the extroverts holding up? / lots of people asking 'how are you today? no, really how are you? / it’s 4-20 the entire month / it's the real 4-20 today / plenty of time / idle hands and idle minds / you want this to be over and you don't / will we get a summer? / is this just a coronavirus fling? / are you fine or do you want to get caught with a fine? / imitating what you think someone should be doing right now / sat by the canal taking it all in / am I fine? / yes and no, sometimes maybe / sounds like a Radiohead song I know / the gentle waves crash against the dam / it's the same / overheard on the canal 'i really want a dog' ... yea, me too babes me too / some guy saying 'flavour du jour' / flavour du jour is a dalgona coffee / Netflix, i don’t want to watch another episode
Kim Tang is a UX/UI Designer by day and a poet by night. She writes poems her mother wouldn't want to read. Instagram: kimtangclan