It came here to kill us.

Snuck in during the early morning hours as we lay in bed watching our favorite shows.

It came here to divide us.

Illustrating the differences between the haves and the have nots.

It came here to shake us.

Strip us to our core holding on to our faith the way we clung to our last paycheck before we were let go.

It came here to break us.

Tapping away at the strength of our minds as days turned into months.

But we live on

In the face of the death that surrounds us.

We keep our faith

As the money slips away.

We love

As if time were kind;

And death were forgiving.