Updated: Apr 27, 2020
Silence fills the streets once bustling with life.
Plywood panels board up the shop’s windows as a piece of paper flutters against its locked front door.
On the lined page is a handwritten sentence: Business closed until further notice.
Years of hard work, the early mornings, the late nights. Now, stillness stands in their place.
A gust of wind tears the paper away, but the plywood panels, and the silence, remain.