Life was always unsafe
When you went camping and people got norovirus
When you went to a convention where the flu was spreading
When you ate burgers and fries every other day
You weren’t worried about dying then
What has changed?
Is it the news, that you can’t seem to get away from?
Is it the statistics and the word pandemic?
Is it the constant reminder when you see people in masks?
When we finally get the promised vaccine, the herd immunity,
When strangers can be together without fearing the others’ droplets of breath
When we no longer worry about the healthcare system collapsing
Will we ourselves be changed?
Anyone you meet could be contagious with anything
Life will always be unsafe, because
every life, some day,