Hello virus, you’re no friend
You’re so vicious, softly creeping
You sowed a seed that caught us sleeping
And the danger travelling quickly like a train
And in the ghostly streets there’s silence
Lost with my thoughts I walk alone
Silent streets all life has gone.
Obeying rules for getting out
Covering up my nose and face.
I cross the road or slow my pace
And keep my distance
Surrounded by the sound of silence.
And in the silent streets I saw
A dozen people, maybe more.
People nodding but not speaking
People greeting but not touching
People writing songs social media share
And no one dare
Touch for fear of virus
“Fools” , they say. You do not know
Virus like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Flee my arms arms for fear it reach you
But their words like silent raindrops fell
In the wells of silence
And the people bowed and prayed
To the failing god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the sign said, “Stay at home
Don’t risk the subway walls or railings
Wash your hands don’t take a risk”
But still we walk, drink in the silence.