Country: USA Cases: 311, 644 Deaths: 8, 478
Silent Sunday. Cursed Curfew.
An innocuous idea, at first,
Leaping, it soared and slew.
Lynching leisure into pandemic permanence.
Country: Spain Cases: 126, 268 Deaths: 11, 947
Wheels on parallels steel,
Like karmic cycles that churn and repeat,
As if dharma had switched garb, gait and gut.
The Mumbai local halted, held still.
Country: Italy Cases: 124, 632 Deaths: 15, 362
21 days of exile. At home. With those at home, not yet, at home.
Swallowed meals served post the division of desires,
Spliced screen time, screening the ire for the other.
This is us. This is safe. This fucks and favours. This is so.
Country: India Cases: 3, 588 Deaths: 99
The Great Battle. Mahabharata. 100 selves with the true Self.
Self-image staring at the broken mirror of roles,
Can’t play them true, can’t play them all. A ME beckons
From the familiar future of the past, the unpromised tryst with Self.
Statistics Source: Johns Hopkins University, national public health agencies