First, it’s one meter
Next its two
Masked, sanitised
We keep the distance; we keep up the war
Panic buying like crazy
Just a dry breeze out on the streets
Watching, reading, listening to news
Paranoia hitting the breeze
Feral beasts, damned humans
Hibernating like animals for a winter
Self-interest at its centre
I like to think it’s fictious
A dystopian novella
Fading humanity, heightened arrogance
Where is human benevolence?
People might try to fight it alone
It’s contagious and to it we are all prone
It’s in instances like this that we really see
The reality; the futility of life
Yet amidst this chaos, amidst the fear
Are skyscraper high egos
Not willing to negotiate
An army of careless incognitos
Put religion, race, colour aside
If you’re sick, stay indoors without risking a life
Some asking for God’s help and some chanting away
What we really need right now are human hearts and brains.