You Are Never Alone

A Poem by Fr. Jomon Jose S.J.

You Are Never Alone

She came…

not a windhover, but a sparrow

into my locked, blocked room;

bolted, where food is served

outside the sealed door

pushed through with a sanitized stick.


life tested, caged, and crushed

by the virus

I caught her…

peeping through the sill

above the blacked out window

darting, cheeping; curious, searching.

She saw me; fluttered…

flittering cheeped; again

nuzzled and chirped:

“You are never alone, my friend.”

(Dedicated to all those who suffer isolation and despair because they were known to be infected by Covid-19)