SeptHaikuWriMo 17

Distance is learning
How to be not so distant
In the same spaces

What we were before
Will not take place on a screen
Waiting to unmute

Hearing those voices
We have not heard in so long
Brings tears to my eyes

As does the silence
Of knowing this has to end
With fires still burning

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher