Not Ready


Pandemic time
Stands still and flies
First a few
Now many lives

A summer walk Now today
A winter lock

Two days ago
I had proposed
Now today
All venues closed

Three days ago
I dined indoors
Now my country

Four days ago
I started school
Now today
The real work looms

Five days ago
Without a care
Now today
I’m worse for wear

Six days ago
The leaders knew
Now the leaders
Are children too

One week ago
I pledged an oath One week from now
Just a ghost

Pandemic time
Stands still and flies

I am not ready
To care for lives


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