The Deadliest Disease

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Discrimination caused by the Corona Virus

Tinged red blood in colour
Running and fleeting in a chase from
One
To
Another.
Weak yet sudden
Causing choking tears
Cracking coughs
And stinging foreheads.
Women cry as they lunge for the last tissues
While others step back as soon as they

Spot those
Narrow
Small eyes.
Chinese
Chinese. 
They whisper.
And that girl spotted with those
Narrow
Small Eyes clenches her hand
As the eyes of the crowd stalk
Her like prey.

Strangling
Wrenching
Shoving
Hurting
Our hostile friends
Our abandoned sisters
And I cry.

Because 

Didn't you know?
The worst disease of them all
Is never the disease itself.
It
is
Fear.
Pale charcoal fear and
​discrimination coursing through congested veins
in panic,
Ink-like panic.

Poetry
United States of America