Pandemia

- April 3rd, 2020 -

Pandemia 

from Italia to where I sit 

Friends and loved ones 

caught in a web 

Tangle of misunderstanding 

of fear and othering 

Inability to take heart 

to take responsibility 

Where O God 

to find peace at times like this 

Where O Soul 

burdened down 

Where O Lungs 

longing for breath 

Where O Heart 

reaching out to others 

Hands that cross the divide 

spreading to feel as one 

Novel Coronavirus 

infection in the millions 

Deaths untold 

no means to say goodbye 

COVID-19 

disease eating the heart of America 

Facemasks lacking 

Gowns sodden 

Ventilators broken 

Cries unheard 

The times are heavy 

the light is darkened 

The rain offers cleansing 

the sky a ray of possibility 

Here in the silence of the morning 

in the messages of friends far and wide 

We find some peace 

a deeper sense of belonging 

a strengthening of spirit 

a burgeoning of will 

 

© Joe Cistone, 3 April 2020

Joseph F. Cistone
April 3, 2020
joesphfranciscistone.net