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Safe

Why can’t they see

when they tell me,

all of them,

to stay safe?

Stay home, stay safe.

Away from the virus that sucks the life

out of the human race

I so adore.

Stay safe, they say,

within the flimsy walls of home.

And yet a virus deadly

rages on

undetected

within the very walls they say

will hold me.

They do not see

these walls are fractured by

anger, spread

blame, spread

shame, spread

along social media currents

until no one is safe at home.

And so I say to them

I shall stay home,

safe,

within the only safe home I know to be

true.

The home of me.

And there I will build a bright new world

from the inside out.