Feb 14, 2021


It began as a whisper on the faraway wind, 

became a ripple, a wrinkle, a swell, 

traveled the world on airwaves, on ocean waves,

became a great wave itself: 

a first, a second, a tsunami.

The whisper became a cacophonous roar 

leaving destruction and debris

(broken friendships, broken plans, 

empty businesses and bank accounts, 

corpses without mourners)

in its wake.