Fear of Fear. A poem by Una Kelly

Fear of Fear
23 March 2020
The Vernal Equinox

China leads the way

Social distancing
Physical distancing
Ireland reinvents and adapts

Herd immunity
Herd mentality
United Kingdom digs in

Mortal fear of debt
Mortal fear of death
Germany responds
Releasing the purse strings
To let the copper flow

The Europe Dream
Hangs in the balance
Balconies ring out

We’re not going to let the cure
Be worse than the virus
US blusters on

1 Comment

  1. I like that this poems captures the political response and highlights the different approaches love the line “US ‘bluster’ on”. Well said Una.

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