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“COVID-19,” by Dora Leingang



Akin to a dandelion whose seeds roam aimlessly
And infect whomever they please, armed with a wicked
and unrelenting grasp, isolation, and desperation abound as well as wrath
and greed. Political leaders terrified through their tough facades,
cowering behind walls they’ve put up iron, steel, cement. Lungs,
breathing sparsely in and out.

This poem was written by 8th grader Dora Leingang at Licton Springs K-8 School, working remotely with WITS Writer-in-Residence Arianne True and teacher Jo Cripps. Of her poem, Dora says, “This poem was meant to display what COVID-19 is doing to people, and how they’re reacting.”

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