In the beginning, we thought we needed supplies for two weeks. Family accounted for and hunkered down. Toilet paper and baking yeast bought before it disappeared from the stores. Should have bought flour, but who knew? Tulani came through with ten pounds of whole wheat. Ayanna brought vegetables and fruits from farmers, meat from the butcher and bread from the baker. Initial driveway gatherings were emotional. We stood far apart talking. Putting supplies on tables between. Eating outside separately once or twice. Celebrations continued. A birthday in the driveway. Another birthday and two graduations via zoom. Father’s day with masked visits. Ayanna's Cookies, Tulani's cupcakes, Ife's cheesecake and Cabral's doubles delivered door to door. We began gathering for game nights on zoom. Seeing some of the far flung family more often than before. Three months later, fireflies appeared. Evenings we sit, watching them flicker in the wild yard, thankful we are all still here. Waiting for the cicadas to begin their summer songs.