They raised the food, prepared the meals, and took care of the homes. We stared at screens and barely noticed them.
When the work day ended, they were bussed back behind the wall. There they tended their gardens, raised their children, and studied computer coding.
When the virus began to spread, they did not come to work. Crops rotted in the fields, livestock starved, and our homes fell into disorder as the screens went dark.
We marched to the wall and pounded on the locked gates. Our cries for help weren’t heard over the sounds of celebration drifting over their wall.