My mom and her seamstress friend
are sewing surgical masks
for hospitals who don’t have enough

Even bandanas and scarves are better than nothing, says the CDC
to protect against the attacking virus
Over 50 doctors in Italy have died
In New York City nurses are wearing garbage bags

Like firefighters climbing up the burning twin tower
black smoke pouring from a massive gash
They make wills, find guardians for their children
Not knowing whether they’ll come back down