Dr Sarah Todd, a retainer GP from North Derbyshire, shares a beautiful poem she wrote about being shielded in the covid-19 pandemic
A poem in COVID-19
My mind is racing
But my body goes nowhere.
Trapped within the confines of our four walls
With those I love
Day after day. The novelty is gone now.
Some days I have to work.
I lock myself in and connect to screens
Sometimes I forget we’re working as a team
We stay apart
To protect ourselves
There are people dying
It is coming closer. And we cannot stop it.
I have to get out of the house
It makes me feel breathless
thinking too much.
Into the cold sunshine.
Feel the wind on my face.
For a bit I do feel better. A little bit.
I can breathe. I fill my lungs with air.
Then I return home. Close the door.
And I start thinking again.