Hello Pandemic

Jennifer Sykes

Global Pandemic
Fear of the unknown
Haunts our minds
Yet some seem unscathed
Think it’s all a hoax
Is this real? Will it “all go away”?
I will be prepared.
I’ll go with my gut.

THIS JUST IN: National State of Emergency
Thank God I followed my gut
Never trust the ignorant.
Everything’s different, yet
The mind persists,
Still fearing.
The Anxieties of February well within reach,
While Nightmares of March introduce themselves
To the Succubus of April,
occupying the empty desk
At the front of my virtual classroom
I snicker at the vision,
But I’m not even sleeping.


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Bridge the Distance: An Oral History of COVID-19 in Poems Copyright © 2021 by Jennifer Sykes is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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