oh Hellon, I can't but see the emotional context in every single line. Reading other poems during this period by you one can simply understand how you've affected by the social distancing measures and how much you miss your loved ones. I am torn. This is really touching, the way you decided to leave all words simple reflect how there is so much void and dullness in the current scene which you do not wish to force sugar coat. I love this poem, I might have got it wrong, but it got under my skin. <3 virtual hugs
While I can see the direction this poem is coming from, I feel I can attest to the fact that you have left parts out. had you somehow incorporated more context of why this happened I believe I would have found more in it.
Well penned Hellon, and a great perspective to see it from. So many businesses etc will be at the hands of this blight! (government blight). And definitely unprecedented times, a word I have not heard very much, until now! Who knows what the next stage will be!? M :)
government blight? Everything else in your comment I agree with, but you are putting blame where it does not belong. The Spanish flu killed millions in a less populated/traveled world. A people are always stronger than their respective government. This coffee shop was failed by society's apathy, which makes it all the more sorrowful to me. I really hope it’s closed to care for its society and not forever more.