Party mood

by Wendy Winn

I heard that since yesterday
anyone going outside in Germany
had to wear a mask.
So I googled masks in Luxembourg
to see if, just over the border,
this is true for us as well.

Partyshop Hollerich came up.
Simasalabim Costumes and More came up.
Partyshop Junglinster came up.

I laugh, feeling light as a helium balloon.
It is only on my phone,
only a Google search – the results of which will
undoubtedly change tomorrow –
but this is proof of normalcy, a world
I want to return to,
a once upon a time, not so very long ago,
when, if we were looking for masks,
we were planning
to have a party.