It has been two years
Since the world lost its smile
Behind the shield.
Many an ‘infectious’ smile has perished
Crashing against the wall
That claims to protect us.
So these days I save my smiles –
My rare, precious smiles.
Instead, I just shrink my eyes at them.
My foggy brain frowns
At my absurd, inapt gesture.
But man, look at all my savings!