I can’t coordinate

In this period of lockdown
I cannot think straight
I find it difficult to plan
There is confusion everywhere.
I have opened my books to read and to plan
but I cannot coordinate
How can I read?
What am I going to read about?
What is the future of my effort?
There is no tomorrow
My different degrees does not make meaning any longer
My brain is on lockdown.
I picked up my phone to reach out to friends
The network is disconnected
All trunks are busy and unreachable
Even my phone has decided to join in the lockdown fair.
I opened up my lesson notes to prepare lessons for my students
Looking around when my students are coming back
When will this lockdown end?
Truly, I cannot coordinate.
In a period like this, what do I do?
Shops are locked down
Businesses are shut
The only moving thing is food.
With my heaps of clothes, I can't wear them anywhere
They form a pyramid in my room
I need to strategize
but I cannot coordinate.
Give me an idea of what to do
I ask my subconscious: is it all about food?
It is all about food.
But when this is over, what next?
Everybody should put a hand on the desk
Let us reason together
This period should not be a waste
Let us think about better things to do.
After this crisis economy has crumbled
Debts have to be paid
How do I go about it?
I cannot coordinate.
Even with my knowledge of the internet, I could not do any business
I'm still thinking of what to do
Where do I go from here?
I'm still thinking.
Prisca Onyinye Nwokorie is a  Roman Catholic Nun. She belongs to the religious order of “Oblates of St. Benedict Joseph Labre” in Italy. She is a graduate of the University of Bari where she obtained her Bachelor's and Masters' degrees in “Information and Communication Technologies for the Production of Software” and “Computer Science” respectively. Currently, she is carrying out research work on “E-learning for Developing Countries”.

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