RDC Poetry May 2020

Virus Invisible

by Alice Feeley, RDC


Virus invisible, hidden, unrestrained

by borders, calendars, expectations.

Unknown presence

even when it swells around us.

We rail against what we cannot see

while we check its story, find distraction,

work at home on devices of invisible power.

Not used to looking at what our eyes don't see

we miss who's faceless, voiceless, homeless

or what's turned wrong in water, earth and air.


In our dread and in our grieving

let's wake up to healing sight,

open eyes to see

to see us all as one.