Embracing the Abnormal
A rather unusual situation
culprits with no prior records
leaving only a trail of devastation!
New victims captured each day,
punished differently than the other.
Anger, dismay, denial about the situation.
Authorities trying their best to handle.
Not knowing how to cope with the new adversity
but gradually accepting it, trying to make sense
of the world and lives falling apart.
Grappling to hang on to any support
pretending to have found an anchor but
knowing it was just a precarious hold.
Lives altered forever, scars and wounds
too deep, fractures probably never healing!
Those lucky to escape the captors’ cruel grips
knew freedom would never feel the same.
Those who hadn’t been captured lived
in perpetual fear of the captors!
Life had come to a long pause
with no reset button, no answers, no comfort!
The only way out was to Accept and
Embrace the New Abnormal!!!
Anita R Mohan is a poet and freelance contributor from Fairfax, Virginia.