Covid battleground

Elena Wilson
Rockville, Maryland, United States

 

A collage showcasing the way COVID-19 cases have dominated our minds
A collage showcasing the way COVID-19 cases have dominated our minds. Edited to include a trend line of cases. Original by Gerd Altmann, via Pixabay.

Up and down, up and down they rise
Forgetting so easily all of the cries
Cries for help, cries for change
Cries for more, cries for days

Down and up, and down they fall
Seeking hope, finding walls
Walls of iron, walls of steel
Walls of words, walls of kneels

Change is brewing, slowly soon
A coming change from sun to moon
Tides are turning, quickly now
Seize the moment sweat on brow

Up and down, up and down they rise
All I hear now are the cries
Cries for action, cries for more
Cries to end this hidden war

 

 

 


 

ELENA M. WILSON is a graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with degrees in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Germanic Literature and Culture. Currently, she is completing a Post-Baccalaureate fellowship before applying to combined M.D./Ph.D. programs. She hopes to become a physician-scientist who creates a space for the humanities in medicine and science. Her specific interests lie in bioethics, nephrology, and immunology.

 

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