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The World Has Stopped

The world has stopped
But we can’t get off
Now a handshake could kill
So our palms touch through glass

Queues at the supermarket
Hand sanitiser at the door
Clapping for healthcare workers
Who’d prefer gloves and a mask

Floating in our bubbles
Through purified air
We keep the world together
By keeping ourselves apart

The world has stopped
But we can’t get off


Biography
Ashley is a travel writer and aspiring author. Originally from the UK,
she loves exploring the world and spent two years living in Japan
before heading to New Zealand. In her free time she enjoys reading,
hiking and gaming. Follow her on Instagram at
@ashleyowenwriter


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Published June 29, 2020

45 Poems of Protest: The Pandemic

The World Has Stopped

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