The virus of fear and loneliness inside

Stay at home, was the order. There is a virus going around.

I met my old neighbor at the entrance of our apartment building.

She couldn’t walk very far.
All the coffeehouses were closed,
her social life had come to a complete halt.

She told me she was watching television all day. It didn’t cheer her up.

“I don’t think it will end. I don’t think we will be okay again.”

We talked.

I went home.

Yes, there was a virus going around outside.
But what about the virus of fear and loneliness inside?