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Virus Haikus

April 2020
Barbara Leeds

Global pandemic
Novel coronavirus
Don’t want to get sick

Sheltering in place
Essential business only
Time-out for the world

No one on the roads
Invisible infection
Staying home alone

For health and solace
Laid-off workers crowd the trails
Breathe each other’s air

The times are scary
We cling to one another
Spreading love and germs

Pandemic upside
Non-essential businesses
Shuttered, make no smog

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