An unseen organism,
Painted fear and suspicion,
Spread throughout humanity,
Increased sadness and insecurity.
Every interaction loaded with doubt,
This is what a virus has brought about,
Getting ready for a forced hibernation,
Every person in every nation.
Every sneeze suspected,
Leaving the person dejected,
Every cough analysed,
As if the group would be vaporised.
Houses wrapped in insulation,
Young and old protected by segregation,
Future brood left without personal interaction,
Students surviving on distant education.
Men travelling on deserted roads bend,
Think twice to help a fallen human,
Vendors’ services across glass walls,
Not conversing the short and the tall.
A day not too far,
When people greet only from miles afar,
Display emotions only on digital forums,
Adding to the personal conundrum.
Sreeyantha is a person who sees the world in all the colours of the rainbow. A creative homemaker who wishes to capture the universe’s beauty in poems, paintings and short essays. You can read a collection of her poems here.
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