Recovery in Lockdown

I had been ill with pneumonia, and after months of recovery, I cycled up from my fishing village to Tranent on the hill. I had got there, I had achieved full recovery at last! But it was skewed by the pandemic, and Tranent’s empty streets, where everything had paused. The triumphant statues face, in this picture, is hidden by her arm, and of the child by her side -only the feet can be seen, the clock feels like it has stopped.

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