napowrimo- 19-april 2020- lockdown lunch

There is no chaos today at the table
Wonder why, isn’t everybody there?
The sullen masked Raven peeks into the window
Stunned to see the Cheshire Cat giving a damn stare
 
One of the pesky rats wriggle to tone down the scene
Offers to open the window screen
All three sit at a distance
Each of them seated on a chair
 
‘The answer is blowin’ in the wind’ the tv anchor states
A virus called Corona has been taking the flair.
This has caused a huge havoc,
For humans are caught unawares
 
Look, it isn’t just them, we are too,
Rationing out food and mostly milk is a big feat
Arranging her curls, the Cheshire cat informs
My  fav fish and meat is becoming rare
 
Oh, yes, you are right, replied the frugal rat
The lockdown is much needed to curtail the odds
But this has caused my moments of privacy and freedom, he chuckles
Coz , nowadays, both the Piper and me find ourselves scavenging through the kitchen square
Nodding his head, the masked Raven sanitizes his hands
While they arrange out all the plates
Let me have quick morsel, he pleads, tired of waiting at the market today,
Some are still being hoarded by human’s disgrace
 
They continue to chit chat about their concerns
And have prepared a daily routine
From binge watching the sunrise, sipping on cold milk
Nibbling on the sweet corns and  flexing  their muscles
To name a few, they are quite steady on their quarantine
 
Hi, I am bored, What do I do,  I declare as they finish off their meals
The Cheshire cat comes and leans next to me near the mirror
Letting out a subtle smirk through her reflection with folded arms,
She suggests, Dear Elvira, The answer is blowin’ in the wind!”

The prompt for today is an imaginary conversation among the Cheshire Cat of Lewis Carroll, The Raven of Edgar Allen Poe and one of the pesky rats, of The Pied Piper of Hamelin, which refuses to be lured away by the Piper. The terrific threesome meet in the corona virus times and get talking. The conversation is to be embellished by the refrain of The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

Copyright©2020-4th May by Elvira Lobo (All rights reserved; unauthorized use prohibited)
Disclaimer: The image(s) in the post are taken from Google. I don’t claim any of its rights.
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