On Hold

On Hold

Please wait

You are on hold…..


Please wait

We are all on hold.

The tinny music of a great suite

Earwigs through your head.

You even sing it

Der der der . d der der de der

A bit expressionless like the music

‘I know why I am singing this

I’m on hold’.

Holding on

for grim death

Or not.

Hiding in houses







Stop taking hold.

You came home to the old ones.

On hold.

Corona stopped you dead

In your tracks.


Alive in your tracks

In the middle of your life.

Stay Safe Stay Home.

Hold on ….You are running up that hill

Run, rabbit run rabbit, run, run, run.

Meanwhile you, on hold,

Sofa surf, seek out oldies….


Meanwhile You, on hold,

Work from home, work out,

Teach blackbirds to whistle On-hold loops.

Meanwhile You, on hold

Like the mountains

beyond the Menai straits,

Disappear and Reappear.

Like the breath

Coming and going.

Staying safe, staying home.

Meanwhile we, hold on

To holding each other

in our hearts.

By Annee Griffiths

Tags: Pause, safety, holding

Post Date: April 2020