SoCS: April 4th 2020 – ~Deep~

Satan’s dark ‘deep’ abyss
Unfathomable nationwide crisis
Record time constant reads catastrophic

Facebook’s social media bloggers aware
Memories appear same date previous years
Portions graduating in ’60s classmate’s newsfeed post bit revised chose share 

In My State:

Shelter in Place was mandated March 2020.

The price of gasoline is now $1.87 per gallon.

School is cancelled currently through May 4th with possibility of longer timespan.

Teachers and students connect thru Google Classroom, Google Meet and Zoom.

Self-distancing measures are on the rise.

Blue tape adorns floors of supermarkets, pharmacies and essential stores still open

in hopes of distancing shoppers (6 feet apart).

There’s only a limited amount of shoppers allowed inside stores at a time. Others are

forced to wait in line outside.

Non-essential businesses and stores mandated closed.

All sports and entertainment events cancelled.

The county parks are open for walking – beware of the ‘coyotes’ in town.

Children’s playgrounds closed.

No gatherings of 50 or more have been reduced to 10.

Churches closed – no services other than those offered designated time online.

There’s a shortage of masks, gowns and gloves for front-line workers.

A shortage of ventilators exists for those critically ill. 

Panic buying set in early-on and now there’s a shortage of toilet paper,

paper towels, hand sanitizer, laundry soap and disinfecting supplies.

A number of aisles in stores are bare.

People whose job allows are working from home.  

There’s an alarming number of layoffs – unemployment skyrockets.

Essential service workers are terrified to go to work.

Medical workers are afraid to go home to their families.

People wear gloves and masks outdoors.

My town with a population upwards of 16,000 looks like a ghost town.

The list continues – for me the last line typed sums up the ‘deep’ dark

concern of what lies ahead.

I’ve read with both disbelief and understanding how there’s a strong 

possibility that doctors are going to make the call on who to treat and  

and who to let die. 

SoCS: April 4th 2020 – ~Deep~