A Different Pandemic
Some people might think it’s an inconvenience,
But I actually love wearing a mask.
A piece of fabric perfectly conceals the ugly.
It reduces the risk of someone catching imperfections
or spreading their judgment.
If anything, masks make it easier to breathe.
It covers up a smile, a frown, or a tear,
So no one can belittle, criticize or hurt.
If everyone constantly wears a mask,
The world can always test positive
For being perfect.
Pandemic or not, we all wear a mask.
We hide ourselves behind one
To protect ourselves
from the chance of rejection.
But this barrier against the world
Is really just a shadow on ourselves.
In reality, we’ve already caught the virus,
Symptoms are corrupting our identities.
To stay safe from this pandemic,
Follow the guidelines:
Don’t compromise your identity,
Wash your hands often with love and acceptance
to kill off any insecurities.
Social distance from the haters,
And instead of burying it in your elbow,
Learn to sneeze out to the sun.
So wear your ugly on the surface.
Only the ill would hide or hate it.
When you finally stop masking your identity
And start being yourself,
You’ll know you’re cured.