When fleeing from China at the end of January 2020, these were my observations. Since then, the Covid – 19 virus has followed us and the rest of the world.
Putting into words my feelings helps to make sence of the world.
The world will fight back.
Anguished eyes snake-like peer above the charcoal and fibre
Wild adrenaline races the roads of blood
Alerting every sense in her tense body.
Hot breath above the mask, droplets of liquid from over expanded lungs
Rise towards the optical glass.
Clenching two small hands she races to the gate.
Fear, jaws clenched beneath their pseudo party mask.
Two tiny hearts beat wildly, they see the flying bird.
Escape in reach, twelve hours away, brings sorrow and pain.
Friends and colleagues left behind to watch and wait
Microscopic organisms infiltrate and spread.
Shedding, spreading virus unpredictable wild and free.
Surreal, cinematic apocalypse now.
Nature will respond, the world will fight back