social distancing, self-isolation,
Words, which a few weeks ago we didn’t use.
The virus has not only given us new words
but a respite for our beleaguered planet.
The virus has done what we humans couldn’t.
Curtailed our movements and closed industries
that were polluting our world
to a dangerous tipping-point.
While we take drastic action to ‘flatten the curve’,
and our beleaguered planet takes a breather,
this is our opportunity
to do some soul-searching.
As we self-isolate, we can seek a higher wisdom to ask,
‘what is our purpose on this earth?’
As we consider this,
Is this our collective opportunity
to bring good out of this crisis?