#Covid-19 politics

Politics of Pandemic

the doors to uncertainty

have opened

 

they say we are about to lift the restrictions

lockdown no more

the economy needs to ignite

who cares if some crash and burn

life that limped for weeks

will now sprint back to normal

 

we played the guinea pigs

on a hamster wheel

round and round

round and round

social distancing

weeks of isolating

queueing for essentials

the desperation of unemployment

the meagre income of the furloughed

 

while in the background

preparations continued in full swing

 

they were buying time

building more space

commissioning more beds,

makeshift facilities in

studios, halls and convention centres

 

hospitals capacity doubled

as scared patients stayed away

millions spent

millions invested

in hardware

not in human resources

 

the nemesis has mutated

the second wave

looms

they are ready

 

pawns on a chess board

the knight’s gambit

 

your move

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Worried about the second wave and the way things are being handled.

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