It is happening too often,
though one time is too many,
getting breakfast and checking the messages
five or ten having come through in the night
“I am OK, are you OK?”
“We are fine here, and you?”
the whole family checking up.
Why? Isn’t it just a normal morning?
Go to the news.
OK, now I see.
“Yes, I am fine. Thanks for checking.”
I am fine, we are all OK, but others, many others, are not.