Peace, I saw you today.
We were together.
Our sisters and brothers were there.
We were one.
There was no difference to be seen.
We were comfortable.
Our lives entwined, our hearts adjusted to a new reality.
The old and the young.
The sighted and the blind.
Our countries diversity, without divide,
was seen and celebrated.
It is reflected in our eyes, solidarity prevails.
Divided we fail, together we’re strong, our flag represents freedom for all.
Sexy, sultry, mysterious and hidden.
Previously marked as a villain, “the masked man.”
The daring, the invaders and the hero.
Today the mainstay, the protection, the fabric / the guard interfacing as our life depends on it.
Waiting for this universal catastrophe to end.
Even then, like the eucalyptus aiding the exhale, inhaling deeply healing the wounds of a year.
Can we let go?
The possibility of more pandemics?
People dependent on how well we supersede the molecules and seasonal vigilance.
Masks in the future?