Cages

One locks awayHimself in fright.Another trudges homeIn futile flight. One seeks shelterBy the side of the road.Another tweets about himFrom the window of his abode. One rations foodFor a family of ten.Another hasn’t eatenFor days on end. One, bored, plays gamesWith friends online,While death toys with anotherLeft alone in quarantine. One bristles overNever-ending chores.Another worriesIf…

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