In Awe, Appalled

This was inspired by the Sunday writing prompt at MLMM, which is the word “Aghast.” I am combining it with “Same, Same, but Different” using synonyms for these words:

  1. change
  2. effect
  3. skip
  4. betray
  5. wonder

What a shock —
What a difference between
This year and last February,
The consequences
Of a tiny virus
And gigantic fear,
Leading to the loss
Of almost a whole year
And counting. No one has
Escaped this reckoning:
It seems fate has forsaken
Many dreams, and caused
Jobs and hopes to go
Up in ghastly flames.
I am in awe, appalled,
Over what the world is now,
Over what it so suddenly became.

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