Poem: A Second Wave? – 27/06/20

The world is tense,
while some are
carefree,
 
double digits daily,
this is gravely worrying.
 
Have we become
too lax
with social distancing?
 
Family gatherings
with warm kisses
and hugs,
entering personal territory?
 
Outbreaks in
differing neighbourhoods,
participation in
public protesting:
some finger-point the blame,
 
as they fought for
rights and beliefs,
making strong, fervent points,
 
while some unknowingly
spread coronavirus,
while maybe mildly
or completely unaware,
 
are there truthfully
some who should wear
the blame?
 
Did anyone detect early sickness
and hold little concern for others,
and show no care?
  
Why didn’t they
stay at home?
Those with symptoms,
but those asymptomatic,
how could they have known?
 
Retreat into
the safety
of your house,
we don’t want
firm restrictions
back in place,
 
although at this point
it’s becoming
seemingly necessary,
 
isolation impending,
for me, you,
us and them.

© 2020 Lauren M. Hancock. All rights reserved.
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