WHEN WILL IT BE NORMAL?

When will it be normal
Not in a ‘new norm’ way
To go to work, to see a show,
To go outside & play?

When will it be normal
To shop in all the stores
Without a mask upon my face
Or gloves to touch the doors?

When will it be normal
To shake a strangers hand
To hug a friend or 10 of them
To make a normal plan?

When will it be normal
To board a big jet plane,
A greyhound bus, a cruise ship,
Or a crowded subway train?

When will it be normal
To see my grandma K?
I guess it wasn’t normal
To see her anyway.

Since I am a-thinkin
‘Bout what normal really means,
Maybe nothing is as normal
As normal ever seems.

So if nothing is as normal
As normal was before,
Then maybe it’s okay
That nothin’s normal anymore.