The new normal

Trees from my car window Trees from my car window | Roshni Karthikeyan

I know there will be a normal
May be not the normal we knew –
But a normal nevertheless.
When we get to appreciate
The cool spring breeze
on our unmasked faces.
When we get to heartily hug our loved ones.
When streets and hearts
are filled alike.
When we still cautiously wash our hands.
When we all go to admire the tulips and the cherry blossoms.
I know there is a normal
in the future.
And I know you –
are going to continue being.
Just like me,
with your loved one.
Until we can hug again.
Until we can laugh together.
Until we can share a meal.
Until we meet again.
In the new normal.