Our New Norm
The unexpected has happened to everyone
A deadly virus from which we cannot run
COVID-19 slowly envelopes the world
Like a blanket of destruction being unfurled
Sadness, death, and complete isolation
Testing each and every nation
We are all confused and afraid
Wondering if we’ll ever get out of this shade
Is this the new norm for each of us?
Or are we looking at something more ominous?
We stay away to help it disappear
To try to rid it from the atmosphere
Yet we come together to fight
Trying to emerge into the light
Is there a positive to be found?
Or are we doomed to stay home-bound?
Social distancing is what they say
Flatten the curve and help it go away
We all have to be ready to do what we can
To join in and create a new plan
To assist our nurses and doctors too
Who are owed more than a simple “thank you”
Everyone needs help to weather this storm
If we don’t, this could just be our new norm
Copyright © Eric Akselrad | Year Posted 2021
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