It’s Monday morning, a national holiday to commemorate Martin Luther King. I wonder what he would think if he could see our country now? We, as at other times but more so now, need people of courage to lead, to inspire. Poetry Monday presses on.


I am here today.

I was here yesterday.

I will be here tomorrow.

months since I could say that.

I stopped moving two days ago, maybe three,

and I am disoriented,

like a passenger on a train suddenly halted

who sees the world still struggling to slide past the window.

my senses bounce from the same four walls

confused by familiarity.

at first a rumble of distress,

but vertigo passes.

here is the old world made new,

the newcomer’s view,

the moment I have been training for

without knowing I was training at all.


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2 Responses to Demobilized

  1. Jorge, there are so many things that I am missing at the moment, but which are currently not possible. So it’s time to look ahead and do what each and every one of us can do to help contain Covid. In any case, I’m looking forward to the day when the doors are allowed to open again!
    I wish you all the best for the new year, Jorge,
    Take care of yourself!
    Greetings from the beautiful Rhine-Highlands /Germany …
    ❄️❄️❄️…Rosie ⛄

  2. Jorge Medico says:

    Thank you for your comment; I couldn’t agree with you more! I hope the sun continues to smile on you and yours, and soon we will be able to enjoy again the beauties of our world, including Rhine-Highlands, Germany. Be well, stay healthy.

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