Although his pre-school’s closed for 14 days,
a teacher tested positive, we hear.
So now we follow protocols. He stays
at home and monitored, lest signs appear.
The family gets tested – in a week
we’re okay to assemble and embrace,
if neither test results nor his physique
extend the isolation in his case.
Coronavirus interrupts again
our careful plans to gather and to touch.
We don’t know how we’ll interact or when.
My time alone this week will be too much.
Some people may elude the virus yet,
but odds are we will not defeat the threat.