Been sitting here in quarantine
for what seem to be an endless time.
Stowed away from a running virus,
staring out the window,
taking in the surrounding quiet,
wondering what it will be like
when the spreading is over.
Will everything be better or worse?
Know a body was found dead,
laying in the open, beaten.
A city center park, the resting place.
In another place, just a few hours away
victims play at peace
from the rampage of a man
that everyone knew
but cannot tell you
why his mind turned mad,
taking away family members of others.
People are starting at each other
while in the lines of impatience.
Tempers are flaring
for the wrong reasons.
A man lay in critical condition
after being purposely run over
in a shopping center parking lot.
Frustration of being asked to wait in line
drove the man to
almost take the life of another.
Gangs of anger
are lining the streets,
armed with chants and guns.
Screaming for everything
to be re-opened
even if it spreads a virus
and more fellow citizens
are laid to rest.
The stir crazy has hit
certain people globally,
showing the worst in people.
As I look out the window
and watch the madness,
figure when this is all over
will stay sheltered away.
April 19, 2020
Andrew Scott - Just A Maritime Boy 2020