What if germs spread through all the rooms, of this big old world
What if a virus smothers this city, and it is not so safe, for us to breathe
What if my favorite restaurant closes because the people will not come
What if the churches are vacant because the people just do not want to share, the air
What if my school says that online is the only safe school, and the classes are gone
What if my bank, with the friendly tellers, hangs a sign, “drive through only”
What if I go to my favorite coffee shop to relax and write, but the doors are closed
What if the clerks at the grocery store all wear masks and rubber gloves
What if pandemic panic invades our safe spaces, leaving us nowhere to run
What if I my friends will not touch, shake hands, or hug
What if I call my grandparents but there is no answer
What if the increase of disease will not cease
What if my fears are real
Will I stay home alone, isolate and groan?
Or embrace the day, find a way, to rejoice, share, and love?