That Which You Can’t See Can Kill You Just Like War or a Hurricane*

It’s easier to see a hurricane
than the coronavirus.

It’s easier to hear the assault of war
than the coronavirus.

We don’t think of going out
in a hurricane.

We don’t think of going out
while bombs burst.

The economy will come back
after the hurricane passes.

The economy will come back
after the war passes.

The economy will come back
after the deadly coronavirus passes

and we can go out and buy things
without worrying that the hurricane

will lift us up and drop us three
states away and without worrying

that a bomb will drop on our heads
and without worrying that that

which we can’t see will kill us
as fast as the hurricane or war

which we can see and hear.

*comparisons made in a TV interview
with a magazine writer who is also a
university lecturer.

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