(Updated 10/28/2020, 23:52 HST)
The most notorious
And infamous virus replies and brags:
“I am here;
I am everywhere.
I deprive the living of normalcy;
I deprive the dying of dignified and meaningful goodbye.”
To show respect and humanity; is
To flash your ego down; and mask up!
Hosts is my mission.
The numbers speak of my notoriety;
The numbers speak of my infamy.￼
like it, or
like it not—
Only doctors and
Can tame me down;
Can take me down.
With an index finger up:
Frontline health workers, who
Day and night wear scrubs–
I cannot undermine the doses of hope they bring.
I cannot take out of sight their overwhelming multi-tasking–
Hanging on to faith.
Guided by their formidable;
Guided by their knowledgeable,
Unwaveringly, they are trying
With all their might;
With all their hearts and souls, . . .
Their own lives–to save lives.”￼
Putting that index finger onto the temple:
“To deny me, is
To deny people
Of lives and livelihood.
And so, I thrive.”
And so, stop the lies.
Hypocrisy is as contagious.
Hypocrite is as dangerous.