“Don’t touch me,” he shrieks, with fierceness on his face
“Stay back,” she shouts, with fear, taking a step back
Sympathy and empathy lost amidst the catastrophe we find ourselves.
The virus went viral, both online and offline
Though the world is positive at this sensitive time
Every one wishes the results to be negative when tested.
News spread across the globe, it’s pandemic and epidemic
Brothers become strangers, Sisters become aliens
Families stare at families, like microscope
With glaring eyes everyone is suspicions of each other.
We are told not to hold hand, don’t touch your face
Don’t sneeze on your palm; don’t cough on your palm
Who? They echo. Who ahn! They whisper.
You start to wonder if everything was alright, with a still voice in your head
Is my cough a dry one, is my sneezing rational
You become your own consultant and specialist
Words like self distance, self-isolation and quarantine
Were welcomed in the daily usage of English
The new language we all speak. Not forgetting
Face mask, hand gloves and wash your hand with soap.