Love In A Time Of COVID-19

Fate can be so cruel and mean
because now I only see you on my computer screen

No warm embrace
or in person glace upon your face

It is almost like living it a time of war
with people even afraid to step out their door

Eventually, Hulu and Netflix become a bore
and the ghost town view outside my window an eyesore

“This too shall pass”
and as lovers we will be alone at last

I look forward to making new memories
and laying together enjoying a lake breeze

Hussein Ali Hill-Johnson 3/28/20

Author’s s Note: I would like to credit Colombian Nobel prize winning author, Gabriel García Márquez’s novel: “Love in the Time of Cholera”, for the title of this poem.

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