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The heat is unbearable
as the scorching sun plays havoc
we are in the midst of a torrid season
the wave has engulfed life's course
hit of the second wave on the top of it
makes living from bad to worse
the entire nation is caught in the web
the universe for that matter
sobs wails and laments...echo everywhere
rip apart heart and core
losing a kith and kin is so disastrous a feeling
seething anger fuels the sense of panic
screeching halt of ambulances
has become a common sight
'whose turn is this?
who is picked?'
adds to depression and anxiety
sleep eludes often
shunted far is peace of mind
shortage of medical facility hits hard
devastates the needy
casualty piles up adding to the grim story
mask, hygiene, quarantine, work from home
such words are in vogue
so also lock down and home isolation
people have resigned to the ways of 'new normal'
learned to adapt to this different kind of life
till such time the demon leaves the scenario
we need to fend for ourselves
inculcate 'wise living' in letter and spirit.