When my daughter had lice,
I thought the very air in my home was dangerous.
I kept my own children at arm’s length,
subject to invasive
I went nuts.
There are many sides to The Virus. There’s the side that systematically attacks anything from the outside with a poison before allowing it into the house. These humans have stocked up on flour and yeast, having never felt a need to make bread before now.
Here's another side of The Virus: “The New World Order is trying to kill us!” These humans have purchased their first pitchforks and firearms. They are amending their soils, having never felt a need to grow food before now.
Neighbors have become strangers
We one-up each other with fears
We scurry along our ladders of imaginings
Soon we will all teeter at their tops
our ladders will waver, then touch
blessings will appear
bread will be broken by bare hands dusted with dirt
we will wield tools that we have always held
but only then sense the need for