This collection of poems grew out of the Covid-19 pandemic. They reflect how our everyday experiences were turned upside-down, shaken out, and landed in a very different world. A world where much of what was taken for granted, no longer held true. A world where so much of normality was stripped away, revealing what was superfluous. Revealing the essential, the most basic of our needs. Often the simplest of things. Such as touch.
Each of the poems is followed by a glimpse behind the scenes. Shining a light onto the sometimes moving, sometimes amusing inspirations behind them. Sharing the everyday contexts that we can all relate to. The last poem, Casté, is a throwback to a time when there were no travel restrictions, a reminder of those special holidays that we all had to miss.