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Printed from https://www.writing.com/main/books/entry_id/996564-The-Virus
Rated: GC · Book · Personal · #2141761
Poems exploring whether or not we create our world, through reflections past and current .
#996564 added February 22, 2021 at 11:22pm
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The Virus
3-19-20


He trims his beard with a lighter;
clips his words like ransom notes.
If everything is anything,
he knows better than he hopes.

shuttle shuttle shuttle

Out comes one needle,
and in goes another.
He's not a savior if he finds the cure.
He's just the happiness ever after.

shuffle shuffle shuffle

He's your tomorrow if you swallow
pill after pills that hollow
your sense and delights.
You're stuck with you and him
         every night.

stutter stutter stutter

Shank every code you've known;
those nodes no longer cast in stone.
Even the air is up in the air.
Throw your hands up like you don't care.

mutter mutter mutter

He's got a date with a test kit.
He's the one who never gets it.
Raise a toast to his insistence
that he was never contagious.

but he is           but he is           but he is

If he is you and you are me,
do you see why we're quarantined?
It's easier to see when he's not among us
that he's not just carrying;
         he's the virus.

Signature for use by anyone nominated for a Quill Award in 2020
Best Medium Length Poem, Free Verse

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