Savvy-Storm Poem – An Unseen Enemy

Inspired by the poem ‘Knives Whistle’ by Sherwin Bitsui (Poem-A-Day website)


A hand reaches to touch
longing for a touch
of the softness of others
but finding only the air of nothingness

withdrawing from reality
the hand reaches for the hardness of
all that is still left
plug, switch, keyboard, touchpad, mouse

finding only microbes fighting
bacterium, viruses, and
molecules of skin
of the softness that once was

humanity lost
subsumed by the number three
by a world at war
with an unseen enemy

By The Silly-Savvy Salopian, 19th March 2020

Published by The Silly-Savvy Salopian

Freelance writer and descendant of the cave dweller and outlaw, Humphrey Kynaston. Banished from Shropshire for my eccentricity, I have made my home in Suffolk. I write poetry, short stories, travel journals, comedy gig reviews and non-fiction articles. My wish is to write my way back into the heart of my birth land. All writing commissions (and free holidays in Shropshire!) considered.

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