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 β€œOblates 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 β€œInformation and Communication Technologies for the Production of Software” and β€œComputer Science” respectively. Currently, she is carrying out research work on β€œE-learning for Developing Countries”.

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