Its appearance paused any thoughts
that we were smarter than anyone
or any invention.
Created to make us grateful, we wished
to improve the future of the planet, so we
could survive it.
Those who felt life hadn’t been
kind to them, took extra from
Those who were mild, allowed
world to pass by, returned
to their books.
It’s just another example of how
an omelette is made, broken eggs,
world wars, our grandparents.
The storm rules with an invisible fist,
smashes through paper boundaries,
deletes man playing deity.
Gods we are not, time drifts, fakery ripped,
education collapsed, jobs lost, plans
shredded, giving pause.
New survival techniques daily unfurl,
the simple psychology of life and death
I know you and your mind better than you
know mine, is a thought now shredded
This virus caused a storm no one was ready for,
each day brought nothing but news of daily deaths,
all weddings cancelled.
Swept upon waves of uncertainty, we fall
through time, back to a simpler life,
where internet can’t save us.
Having ignored the beginning’s prophecies,
It’s now impossible to tear eyes away
from the TV screen.