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2020 Contributing Writers Pandemic Poetry

Invisible Enemy

Written by Barbara Meyrowitz

You were told about me
    You didn’t listen
You saw me spreading
    but didn’t believe
You were told to practice social distancing
    You ignored the suggestion
You thought I was just a strong flu
    until you got sick and almost died
I’m coming for each of you
You’re too late to prepare
I’m stronger than you are
Prove me wrong!

Barbara Meyrowitz retired in 2004 after a career in federal acquisition. Her writing has appeared in Poetry Quarterly, Dark Dossier, Schuylkill Valley Journal, and others.