by Elizabeth Challinor

I'm pregnant

She said

With covid

(The tests look alike)

But I'm asymptomatic

Nothing dramatic

So I'll stay away

Miss Christmas Day

And isolate with my friend

She's pregnant too

It's outrageous

That it's so contagious

Better steer clear

I won't come near

You don't want more children

Do you?

I'm only joking

Poking fun

I mean come on, mum

What am I supposed to do?

Lose control


In fear?


Let's celebrate

In creative Christmas cheer

The gift of being alive!

Dedicated with heaps of love to Hannah on her 2021 alternative pandemic Christmas

Elizabeth Challinor