From one little point on the map
it evolved, and so began the spread.
Humanity was deep in a nice long nap,
and the contagion was quickly and quietly fed.
Person to person, hug to hug
invisible but deadly
City to city, touch to touch
so began the doomsday medley
The media swoons, the leaders declare
they each have all the answers
The experts lose sleep, shout into the air
yet the lies spread like a cancer
The people rushed, to clear out the stores
while the poor lamented their luck
celebrities fled to their homes on the shores
while spring breakers kept running amok
So began lockdowns and mass isolation
schools close, and mothers began to drown
making masks and mass desperation,
businesses suddenly forced to shut down
Children go hungry as parents embark
into sudden poverty, with broken hearts.
The streets are now empty, store windows are dark
the people must stay at least six feet apart.
Industries, markets, and supply chains crumble
while the economy slowly collapses
Conspiracy theorists start to mumble
trust in science, as always, lapses
Fingers began to point in fear and blame,
this, a global war no one can win
An invisible enemy, nowhere to aim,
a true success, this virus has been.
From one point, it spread,
a true marvel of evolution
A looming biological dread
that may bring waves of revolution.
It slipped into history with ease
changing everything forever
The spread brought humanity to it's knees,
we can only defeat this together.
But it has managed to separate further
a society already at each other's throats
red and blue idiots in political fervor
vying to be in historical quotes
The spread, in a way, has already destroyed
the way things once were and will be
Launching our sense of security into the void
we realize, humanity has no guarantee.