3: Working from Home

I’ve been “at work” since about 8am this morning (having only switched off at around 1am last night from student messages)…team meetings, live teaching sessions and student phone calls ended at around 6pm, but since everything has moved online “work hours” have disappeared, and I’ve already had a number of messages and queries from students since then…and now my brain is like mush. It doesn’t want to think and it doesn’t really want to be staring at another screen either.

So today I’ll leave you all with a short poem I’ve just written about how I’m feeling:

Working from Home

Log on. Log off.
Sign in. Sign out.
Where do we start?
What’s it all about?

We sit and stare
Screens on all day
Tap, tap, click, click
Wasting away.

No change of scene,
No hugs or sighs.
No comforting looks,
Or understanding smiles.

And Stop. Reflect. Rewind.

Stay home. Stay safe.
Save lives this way.
We’re all waiting now,
For a better day.

Because bubbles calm me…and the intermittent internet connection has really tested me today.

Published by Aniqa

🗣Using my voice to change the narrative 👩🏻‍🏫Teacher Educator • 📝Writer • 💖 Mental Health & Well-being Advocate •🇵🇰🇬🇧 Londoner •🧕🏻👨🏻‍🍳👧🏻 Family

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