After This . . .

The psyche of the world has changed

Surely, there’s no doubt about this

Even if we get through this pandemic

Without any further loss of lives

Melancholic memories of loved ones

And news of numerous other people

Who succumbed to the deadly virus

Will linger and remain with us forever

Along with foreboding gloominess

Of protracted isolation and lockdown

In addition to images of masked faces

Reminding us for generations to come

Of the fragility of human freedom

And how easily it can be constrained

And the mortal vulnerability of mankind

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