Here’s my latest essay for CounterPunch. Reading time: ~17 minutes.
The hectic, sun-drenched streets of the capital have fallen silent
In the middle of the day
The empty parks surrounded by yellow ribbons that exclaim,
Shuttered stores and barricaded neighborhoods
Livelihoods diminished; plans put on hold; dreams deferred
Masked people shuffling around like otherworldly figures
Waiting patiently, resolutely, and with steely determination
Hà Nội in the Fourth Wave: A Heartfelt Wish & a Hopeful Prediction (MAA)
Correction: Abdala was developed by Cuba’s Vietnam’s Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, a research institute in Havana.
Shalom (שלום), MAA