by Lawrence Estrey23 Mar 2020
Indoors, off work
Relaxing yet tense
Do I have the virus?
Yet most people already have it
Will there be food tomorrow?
Stores selling crucial goods?
How will Londoners survive?
Niggling symptoms, familiar but worrying
The tickly throat I often put down to hay fever
The sore shoulders -
Too much work at the keyboard or something more sinister?
The possibility of unrest on the streets
Looting and rioting
Clashes with police and Armed Forces
Was life really so simple two weeks ago
Seems that way but it can’t have been
Even then people had concerns; they knew the virus would get out of control
How great to fall asleep and wake up, knowing the problem has gone away
No more virus
But that would be living an illusion
We can only hope