By Deliah Lawrence
You arrive, sight unseen.
Seething with mass destruction,
Talons stretching and expanding,
From one end of the world to the other.
Likened to the deadliest pandemic:
1918 “The Fearing Time.”
You inflict pain and suffering,
Torturing and tearing families apart,
Those we love both near and far,
Those who risk their lives caring for us,
Those who think they are invincible,
And want to be free.
You baffle scientists,
Grappling to find a cure to fight you,
As new symptoms arise,
Mass testing far away,
We live in fear there will be no vaccine,
On the horizon.
We struggle to stay safe because of you.
As the death toll rises,
We now stand six feet apart.
Quarantined in our h…