Poem by an anonymous international student worker on prevention and the COVID-19 Pandemic.


I met death today 

It smiled at me 

And called out for me 

It breathes in my way 

But I had a mask 


It approached me from afar 

It touched a lot of people on its way to me 

It stretched out its hand for me  

But we were six feet apart 


It managed to touch my hands  

But I washed, o I washed 

For how long I do not know. 

Till it washed off 


I finally learnt a way to defeat it 

Follow the rules and leave 

Or disobey the rules and die.