Our Covid poems

Yalda Javadi

That first encounter of the masked face and covered gown The sparkle of a smile from the eyes that care, that say so much Assurance of safety in a frightened world A simple touch of gloved hand That says “we care” The muffled voices behind the shield coexist With the gentle look of a carer's warmth The stark contrast of a diagnostic environment To the welcoming voices of confidence That says “we care” The reassuring knowledge of company in a lonely mind Communication turned upside down Hastening of a quickly adapted change of professionalism Eager to comfort the individual, alien to our world Eyes ready to envelope the heart of one so poorly That says “we care” A simple look, a simple touch no time consuming effort Yet enormous in its translation In its acceptance to the patient first These are the eyes that smile That say “we care”