‘Viral’ is part of the BELatina poem series, where we provide a platform for new voices and verses that speak directly to the Latinx experience in the US.
Our fear, our mortality
Our sense of what’s right
Our willingness to protect others
Our strength, our fight
Our trust of leadership
Or lack thereof
Our loneliness, depression
Anger, and yet love
The need towards unity
And sense of impunity
Our quick advancements in the field
Committing the same sins
Again and again
Will this be the same
As one hundred years ago?
Are we destined to make it to shore
On an ocean tossing to and fro?
Will we surf sublime on a wave tidal?
Because everything we are, this year
Has gone viral