Tharshika Thangarasa is a resident in Psychiatry (PGY2) at the University of Toronto.
An entire revolution around the sun later,
we are still here, physically isolated.
A click away from pixelated loved ones,
We still exist in
a seemingly endless period in history.
What every bombardment of emails
has unanimously termed
“these unprecedented times.”
We continue to traverse this unchartered terrain.
Whilst protests, riots and rumbles of political instability
Shake the democratic world.
And blatant acts of racial injustice
Thrust our identities into painful focus.
Lives lost, inequities widened,
Anger, distrust and resentment
Pulse through our societal vasculature.
Contained and directed by algorithms carefully crafted
By almighty tech giants.
Despite this, we hold tight our shared humanity
Whose rays pierce through the thick smog of
Chaos that has transcended our world.
Powered by the promise of a few strands of messenger RNA,
We trudge forward.
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