Desperate To Remember

Life has a story all its own
and in all honesty
there’s no room to complain
especially when we see
the others struggling.
Too deep to reach the bottom
it’s the bluest water
one has ever seen.
I wonder if life
has a remedy cleanser
next week
we’ve all been warned
a treacherous virus
has been unleashed
on an already anxious world.
Desperate to remember
a time when we actually played
watching lights overhead
while music just played.
Store shelves are worn
it was just easier when
we thought
we conquered the world.
Next week
the numbers are expected to grow
exponentially, the fear increases
I have a favor to ask
please wash your hands
bury yourself inside
stay away
promise you’ll be safe
on the other side.