The Hero They Needed

They wished for a
hero to storm
the gate and
save them
from this
horrid
fate
But the
hero they
needed this
desperate day
was the one with
the courage to
stay away


This poem about social distancing and isolation as a means to combat the spread of the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) was originally published as a twitter post, which you can find here

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voeko

Chris is a non-binary writer and journalist from Sweden, struggling with the novel that will make them an author.

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