The Mask

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A cartoon of a surgical mask
A symbol of love

Wearing a mask has become a sign of utmost empathy one can show to another

We do not wear a mask to protect ourselves, but rather to protect others

It is an implicit statement of love, not fear

 

I wear my mask to prevent the spread of the virus that can make you sick

Not because I think everyone around me has the virus and wants to infect me

 Not because I am afraid of the virus

 

I wear my mask to comfort you, not to make you feel apprehensive

 I wear my mask as a solider in this war against a microscopic threat that spares nobody

 It is armor

 

Six feet apart and a piece of fabric to cover our face

It is all that we have to protect life and prevent death

 No borders that separate us, no vaccine to save us

 No person too big or too small, too rich or too poor, too red or too blue is immune

 

We all play for the same team

The mask, a symbol of unity, a symbol of hope and a symbol of love

"The mask, a symbol of unity, a symbol of hope and a symbol of love"

Poetry
Canada