Are our neighbors all good
Back onto the tracks this train TOGETHER we must push
There will always be work to do.
The human body
Having lost human lives
Was no longer threatened by 1 9
The air was no longer a threat
A cough no longer meant death
The lives lost all mourned, respected and honored sacrifices
Could we have saved you
We should of saved you
Collective PTSD
Humanity seen resembles a kaleidoscope of emotions
We must understand each mind is its own protector
We must be patient with each other
In times of madness
We learned
The air no longer carried germs
The air and surfaces feel disrespected
They were never the cause
Solely soldiers in a war fought in pause
Patient Zero lost
Fought and fought until it was gone
So outside they went
One by one
Survivors of hospital beds receiving their hugs
Heroes beside hospital beds receiving their applause
And then there is us
Will your churches be packed
Will your bembes ring loud
Will your oceans and rivers be fed to the witness of clouds
Will your elders be remembered
Will your young be spoken to
We are handing them the keys we make by everything we do
Here is how you love
Here is how you value
Here is how you mourn
Here is how you survive struggle
You had to see
There is no law no governing
Only sovereign individuals
We stepped outside alive and ruled our every tomorrow
The same
Did you find out who you are
Did you find out who they are
What survived during that time
Of fear of isolation of reflection
You bring it outside and slowly, like a victim of emotional abuse, begin to trust again
The health of a bus
Your neighbor’s sneeze
You look forward to gathering and watching tears stream
Feeling breath delivering
Holding hands so tightly palm sweat means nothing as your hearts beat furiously
Relieved, Appreciatively
Remembering your vows and living to the sound of doing all you said you would as soon as you could
As soon as the air meant us all good.


Liza Zayas is a lover of writing and dancing and celebrates both as a singer and songwriter performing as Luna del Flor. You can hear her collaborative sounds and experience life through her storytelling. She invites you to dance. Her poetry seeks to initiate dialogue by intentionally expressing consequences of love, lust, ego and self-respect.