I retreated from the world this week.

I retreated to find peace and rest.

Upon my return,

the infinity of chaos,

pandemic lessons in vain,

the fate of humanity,

a cloud of gloom,

piercing dark skies

unimaginable reality,

for old and young

all have me at loss for words.

Even now,

Nothing, can describe,

why we fail to learn

the lessons of hate.

If only I could retreat once again.

To the stillness of time, again.