A man searched for someone to confide in,
to discuss the things he has heard and seen.
But all his neighbours had their gates closed and
beside the road he cannot find a friend.
This road, once the heart of daily routine,
has been left barren by Covid-19.
He dragged his suitcase along the pavement.
There was no buai. He cannot pay rent.
He tried to understand the pandemic.
Was it flu or funds that made people sick?
If they're healed without drugs in the village,
why lockdown? Then came the WhatsApp message.*
And he knew the pandemic he's fighting
is a lot worse than Covid-19.
* Refers to a conversation between members of PANGU Party that was leaked on social media. You can read about it here