Our Lives Suspended Until Further Notice

by Raul Sanchez

"As we sail through these uncertain times, we need to live, love and speak with caution, life is beautiful."  

When I think about dying
I think about previous deaths
some tragic some natural
however there isn’t anything
close to dying while breathing.

The air we breathe sustains us
we need clean air to live
to create, to love, to live, to be.
None of us choose to be exposed
yet, here we are living in the epicenter

the zoo, dying while breathing—
breathing while dying.
Virulent baseless ideas, paranoia,
lack of understanding
unknown germs, silent, invisible

intangible, undetected.
World war without bullets
bombs, gases, but plain air
only we can save ourselves
from ourselves.