Waiting to stand down

Longing to put aside precaution
The added extra steps

But there will be no all-clear
A wholesale putting aside

Only a gentle unfurling
Releasing a wary world

Is this a brief veil lifting
Glimpsing what is always there

Did we simply not realise
We were always on alert

Not receive the memo
With instructions for caution

Will our vigilance subside
Our attention erode

Slowly forget our learning
A return to ignorance as bliss.