When the world came to a standstill — Numb fingers, Red, sore, hideous. Bitten nails Tiny, lifeless, ugly. Joint ache Unseen, unheard, unfelt. Life’s pace Slow, quiet, choking. Tiny brains Swift, loud, unstoppable. Soft hearts Torn, tired, tortured. Self-inflicted burden Invisible, heavy, difficult. Lofty dreams Big, shiny, unreachable. Self-imposed pain Unbearable, unthinkable, unsought. Hopeful spirits Lost, dormant, detached. Fearless heart Futuristic, surreal, impossible. Plausible solution Necessary, evident, near. New dawn Impending, near, soon. Better days Inevitable, deserving, boon.