Poem: When the World Stopped

When the world stopped

I was already lying down;

Nimbostratus.

I wanted to see the stars

And the hope beyond.

When the world stopped

I sat up –

I couldn’t see the stars,

But felt a new hope

⁃ despite the rain.

When the world stopped

I stood. Not touching. Anyone.

I hid my face.

And crossed the road because i care.

Not because i don’t.