Curfew. A Poem by Indunil Madhusankha

It was announced the day before yesterday
An island wide curfew
For three consecutive days
Now in complete lockdownWe are all stuck in our households
So frustrated
And scared to death
Brooding over how big the tally would be today

They ask us to stay one meter away
From one another
Social distancing
For the sake of flattening the curve

Whenever I switch on the TV, I hear it all
Self-quarantine, disinfection, washing hands
I am so fed up
All these instructions echoing recurrently

Yes, it has all been so tense and chaotic
Since its beginning
But it’s for us, for our own good
Finally, to curb the malignant pandemic

Indunil Madhusankha is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Decision Sciences at the Faculty of Business of the University of Moratuwa, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Even though he is academically involved with the subjects of Mathematics and Statistics, he also pursues a successful career in the field of English language and literature as a budding young researcher, reviewer, poet and content writer. Basically, he explores the miscellaneous complications of the human existence through his poetry by focusing on the burning issues in the contemporary society. Moreover, Indunil’s works have been featured in many international anthologies, magazines and journals.

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