Gillian Freimanis


Still water, deep and dark

Cool reflection pool

Unbroken image of trees and sky


Leaf falls

Gently floats, spins

Twirls to the mirror below


Image shatters

Crazed pieces jiggle and jostle

Ripples emanate


Expanding circles

Moving outwards

Still outwards, ever outwards


Slowly, sighing, tranquility returns

Fragmented pixels re unite.

Still image restored.


Gillian Freimanis is a member of the Daylesford U3A Writers’ Group. This piece was first published in The Book of COVID-19, published in 2020, which included contributions from members of the Writers’ Circle. (We thought it would be over by now.)