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corona virus

By Max Corthésy, 11


infected, undetected

putting people in quarantine

like a routine.


uncured, must endure

washing hands

a demand.


infectious, contagious

hand to food, food to mouth,

thousand dead, some sick in bed.


China, Italy

might be the death of me

countries on lock down.


watching right now

got to watch the news to see

the death count go up.


wondering if I’m next

if  I cough once, I don’t know

if I’m infected, undetected.




Max Corthésy, 11
Kingston, Jamaica

Reader Interactions


  1. What a profound way of telling the grim truth which stares us in the face all at this very moment….thanks for putting our thoughts into words Max!

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