Back in Australia and in mandatory quarantine
14 days seems easy but not for a wanderer
Caught in a gilded cage
A room with a view
But maybe its just Welcome to Hotel Coronafornia
‘We are programmed to receive
You can check out any time you like
But you can never leave’
Its all part of the war on Covid 19
I have a song by War playing in my head.
‘As I sit in my four corned room’
And though this cage is nicely gilded
Luxury is no substitute for liberty
My home on my travels for the last half dozen years
In Australia and Europe
Has been my little tent
And the amazing places we have visited
Which have included:
The Coorong, Australia
So as I sit in my four cornered room
In a gilded cage of 5 star luxury
I know nothing can compensate for the loss of freedom of movement
Though confinement is hard I have passed 7 days of the 14 in quarantine
The light is bright at the end of the confinement tunnel
And life will slowly return to normal
As I write this cannot help but reflect on how cruelly Australia is treating refugees it holds in indefinite detention
In terrible and dangerous conditions.
Their only crime escaping tyranny in search of liberty
Australia has certainly become a world leader in confining people
7 thoughts on “Travelling in the time of Coronavirus 7 – Quarantine in Australia”
Love your work Mick. ‘Twas great to see you Zoomed last night.
Thanks Larry, hopefully we can all catch up in real time soon
Welcome home Mick! Although you’re probably in two minds about being here. Very strange times indeed. Cheers Pauline and Swanny xx
Thanks Pauline, very strange locked in a hotel room.
Great post Mick, I’ve only just got to read it. Didn’t know you’d escaped the UK.
A lovely set of pictures!
Glad you’re back on Aussie soil at last. xx
The buds are pink however the flowers are blue.