We washed our hands
until our palms turned sore
but now the virus
is knocking at our door

We wear a piece of cloth
to mask our fear
but for how long
can we ignore
an unwanted visitor?

The sun rises
with the statistics
and the day remains dark
as the people we know
become the people we knew

We may have lost hope
but we still have faith
as we distance in unity
and pray for South Africa