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Doppelganger by Aaishah Mayet

Aaishah Mayet | Apr 1st, 2020 | poetry | No Comments

Poem

Dear COVID-19

Deathly threat, deft devouring spreaD
Ominously swinging your swift lassO
People fall-unsuspecting- into your laP
Prone for the picking, lacking a roadmaP
Evil! Silent! Stealthy! Spherical and vilE
Lacking moral compass, out on the prowL
Gang headquarters in a suffocating lunG
Avaricious, you crown yourself in a coronA
Not of light, not of warmth, not of the suN
Go you from our ranks! You do not belonG
Exorcised you will be, in a lockdown of lovE
Renamed as the Defeated, Eradicated dangeR

You came to kill in the form of Vice’s doppelganger
You will be exiled by Virtue’s cliffhanger

Poet Bio

Aaishah Mayet was born and bred in the City of Gold, Johannesburg, South Africa. She works in the Healthcare sector which, for her, has bridged the frontiers of our shared human experience. As a self-confessed bibliophile of many years, literature remains her teacher and her sanctuary. Her works include Haiku published in the Lotosblute, as well as poetry published online in the Agbowo Limits issue, Poetry Potion, Active Muse, the Brittle Paper and Amaliah.

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