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The big hugs
Daren’t kisses
The little big things we do
All now covered in gloves
Beneath the shadows of our masks
Hidden away in our breath
Have taken who we are
What once were we
Bodies of dead-walkings?
How easy to die
How hard to live
We’re world prisoners
Ain’t we?
Locked up here with death
Straying the neighborhood
Oh I forgot
My neighbor
Who lives the next door
He died last night
Isn’t it?
He bathed the sanitizers
Couldn’t wash death of his fingers
He didn’t die homeless
But he was buried faceless
Oh damn it
It’s everywhere
Look how silent the world is
With the creepy walks of
Death everywhere
How smart he does his job this time
Without the booming sounds of
Machine guns and bomber planes
The pro skills he’s got
With this untamed disease

Eneji Mohammed Osivave (pen name Motivated Eneji) is a 24-year-old Nigerian undergraduate at Federal University, Lokoja, Nigeria. You can find him on Facebook at:

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