Like a butterfly escaping its cocoon,

I take a step outside

Humid air filling my lungs

A wave of heat traveling over me

Three months I’ve been stuck inside

Waiting for the Earth to be cleansed,

Thousands die by the day

And ten thousand more heal by the week

The fog has disappeared over the cities

Not by nature,

But by mankind

Selfishly polluting our Earth

The virus is meant to be a wake up call

To those who take things for granted,

But now since we are back in our normal routine

Everything continues as it once had before.

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Gasia Karakesis

Gasia Karakesis, junior, is on the OLu swim team and swims year-round. She loves to draw, listen to music, and read. Her favorite book is Call Me Zelda by Erika Robuck.