I walk up the hill I used to take
when I walked my kids to Italian school
Now they will meet via Google Classroom

The hill is covered with patches of wild violets
tiny blue flowers like miniature pansies
Weeds, more beautiful than roses

I could have downloaded the distance learning packets
I am going to pick up at my children’s schools
but I wanted to have a mission

It starts to sprinkle
I knew I had left without an umbrella
but after a week inside
I kind-of wanted to get caught in the rain