Spring 2020 by Sriramgokul Chinnasamy

 It’s spring! Still can’t be out

Haven’t heard from a Wuhan friend since Lunar New Year

Another understands a panda’s solitude in zoos,

whilst promising his video-calling daughter of a panda visit.

A four-year old loses her parents to the pandemic,

lives alone – neighbours feed her but can’t take her home fearing infection;

on Easter Sunday, she waits for her mum and dad.

Despite pay cuts, frontline staff support even the ones responsible for the cuts

The definition of key workers and essentials get changed

Military budgets are secondary to health and social budgets

Other than the NHS, nothing should be “Too Big to Fail!”