A cup of coffee with friends.
A warm handshake and a tight embrace.
Laughter and gossip as the day ends.
A day that seems to have gone apace.
As this strange cataclysm impends,
staying afar appears to be the only solace.
In our talks we never did apprehend,
being together would turn into an indulgence.
Have confidence, we will emerge safe and sound,
and coffee with chums will no longer be an offence.