The Not Quite Decorated Tree

Word of the Day Challenge: Perplex 

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I am trying to do the right things

I am trying to follow the rules

I am trying to be a good friend, a good daughter, a good aunt and sister

I wear my mask, I sit alone I stand alone,  I am alone.

I am so alone.

Sentenced to solitary

For doing the right things.


Sentenced for doing right by my neighbors, people I will never meet, the people I know.

I wish we could all go home

but if we did that right now

all you would see

is an almost decorated Christmas Tree

standing in the corner of my living room

that I keep forgetting to plug in.