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SILENT KILLER


by David Knape

We thought it was
just a passing thing
which moved in silent ways
yet would not harm us
we were immune we thought
and safe by seas and distance
but we soon learned that
it could invade without being detected
could spread quickly from one to many
and what we thought was just a flue
was in fact a merciless killer
that infected everyone it came across
it damaged our organs
it damaged our system
it changed the world
and now the hell of Covid
is mutating among us
waiting for an opening
to inflict more death and destruction
the second time around
we wait for the vaccine
we wait for safety of the herd
we wait to see what will happen
as we are paralyzed in fright
the menace spreads and conquers
and all our walls
come tumbling down.

© d.knape Octobe 12, 2020
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