(Hour 7 of 24) “mask”

This dreadful disease,

Upending life far and wide.

Knowing no borders,

Running amok everywhere.

The cost to humankind immeasurable.

Lives lost, debilitating health,

Economies grinding to a standstill.

A world upturned.


I am thankful for my mask.

Protecting not just me.

But keeping everyone else safe.

And hiding my anonymity.

For though I look like I am from there,

I was born in Woodsville,

Not Wuhan.

Please do not hate me.


© 2021 S Phua

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