Insouciant

Insouciant

A Poem by Dr. YumnaKay
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Spontaneous write.

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how foreign it sounds,
nothing seems like it was;

the air we breathe 
in and out,
the hubbub of days 
seemingly comatose...

how foreign it sounds 
to imagine living in a world
~ insouciant.

© 2020 Dr. YumnaKay


Author's Note

Dr. YumnaKay
Insouciant - free from worry, concern or anxiety.

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Well said Doc. These are indeed strange times, made more so by the constant barrage of messages about the virus...90% of the deaths are over 60...I'm over 60...men are more likely to die than women...I'm a man...do I worry...only for my family. All in all, call me insouciant.

Take care be safe.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much for your words here, Ted. Still praying for better times for all of us...



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Sigh... how silly we were. And life called us on it.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


well done .. touches my deep soul place .. socially relevant for sure .. but i love how you say it Doc! pic is extraordinary accompaniment ..i see me self on the edge ... in awe of a purple haze moon ;) so happy i did not miss this from you .. its been a while

Posted 1 Month Ago


amazing write, captivatingly poignant...
your subtle dictation, word weaving,
leaves an indelible impression that just lingers

thank you for sharing ~ x

Posted 1 Month Ago


ms. barrie

1 Month Ago

...and for showing an interest in reading my latest write, i’m truly appreciative ~ x
Indeed, nothing is like it was, and may never be again, precisely because of the air we breathe, and what may be in it. Insouciance may now be an anachronism

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

1 Month Ago

True that... thank you so much for your words here, John.
It's a lovely word isn't it?

Do you think there is a chance for the word "foreign" to lose it's meaning in our lifetime? (it would be lovely but, )

Pangea… the world changes in drastic ways with complete disregard for what inhabits the surface. (we exist to project a more important version of ourselves for a living... this is not sustainable)

The next generation is totally fucked.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

1 Month Ago

Heh, I think everyone living in this time period is gonna end up fucked even if they weren't before .. read more
With a D Dave

1 Month Ago

Have you ever seen a move called "Rush"? It's really a very lovely movie.
Dr. YumnaKay

1 Month Ago

I'll check it out ;)
yes, those days seem to be far in the past...even though it has only been weeks.
But we can still imagine....and maybe one day soon...life will return to some kind of normal again.
j.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

1 Month Ago

Hope is the only thing we have lately...
Thank you so much for reading, Jacob. x
Very true. And also a very beautiful way to capture the concern regarding this silence.The beauty lies in the brevity of the poem. It is the time when all of us are pining for the busy hubbub of life. And giving it a read I began reminiscing about the days we lived insouciant. But the good old insouciant days seem to be long back. Long before the lined corpses. Long before the depressing isolation of human kind. Long before the corona terror. Because the world in which we lived was not free of misery. This corona scare is just another supplement to the ordeal.

Take care.
Ayesha.


Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

1 Month Ago

I agree. Thank you so much for reading and your thoughts, Ayesha. Appreciated.
Personally I'm quite enjoying the quieter pace of life and the deserted beaches... though the sadness of death and disease is ever present... as it always was...though different in scale and impact on our world. Perhaps we shall adjust to as less frenetic life-style... which is the norm for many at least. Perhaps we shall learn to live closer to reality and breathe the cleaner air.

Glad you are safe and well, Yumna

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

1 Month Ago

Ah well, it's getting worse here in terms of the virus and the lock down easing.. hoping you are wel.. read more
Jibey

1 Month Ago

I'm fine, thanks, and enjoying my garden, the walks along the coast and the fine weather...
Well said Doc. These are indeed strange times, made more so by the constant barrage of messages about the virus...90% of the deaths are over 60...I'm over 60...men are more likely to die than women...I'm a man...do I worry...only for my family. All in all, call me insouciant.

Take care be safe.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much for your words here, Ted. Still praying for better times for all of us...

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