KidSpirit

COVID-19, or the Novel Virus

A single cough
Arouses chatters,
Sideways glances,
Superstition in the air.

Bravery rises,
With pattering feet,
Squeaky voice.
Mister?
Are you sick?

Devoid markets,
Nothing left,
Silent and abandoned,
Masks everywhere
Hiding faces.

Smell of soap,
Antigerm,
On every hand,
On everything,
With superstition.

It’s spreading,
Jumping around,
Clouding judgement,
Placing fear,
From a single cough.

Dylan Zhang is an 11-year-old boy born in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Now he is a sixth grader at Hong Kong International School. He plays violin and likes to play Ping Pong and badminton.

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