In this that world we now inhabit
Of screens and masks
Does anyone remember what
Other humans smell like?
Catching the natural scent of someone
In a elevator
And not immediately being concerned for your health?
For many of us,
We have not hugged or held our loved ones
In several months, and so we
Do our best to convey our affection
Through audio and video
But there as aspects of human connection that are
The delight of a warm embrace
Needs no words
And is often best savoured with our eyes closed.
While we are grateful for video calls
And virtual experiences
There are many things
That cannot be found online
No matter how hard you search.