behind the glass
nothing felt safe
the lion roared
This poem has three layers.
The first layer is just the poem itself and what it literally says. In the poem, someone or some group is behind glass and they don’t feel safe from a lion.
The second layer, describes the literal situation more fully. In the poem there are goldfish (orange spheres) that are in an aquarium. They are afraid of a cat (lion) that is outside and wants to get them.
The third layer, relates to the coronavirus. People are in their homes (behind glass), but don’t feel safe (nothing felt safe), from the virus (the lion).
The idea of the poem was to present three ideas with the same concept.