The virus doesn’t care how you want to be remembered.
The virus is not a jury, it doesn’t deliberate.
The virus is a judge. A hanging judge.
The virus is inclusive.
The virus doesn’t know essential from a waste of space.
The virus is non-partisan
It reaches across the aisle.
The virus doesn’t need a passport.
It will follow you around like a puppy.
It doesn’t recognize borders.
It can’t even read a map.
The virus isn’t kidding.
The virus is serious as a heart attack.
So my cardiologist said
The virus spreads just by saying its name.
Noise reduction headphones are no help.
The virus doesn’t care how long you’ve been outside
In a wheelchair waiting to be picked up for church.
The virus doesn’t flinch at bad PR.
The virus doesn’t translate Shakespeare into Japanese.
But it can make a summer’s day as short as a winter’s.
© 2021 Randy Stark
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