Sunday, February 21, 2021

Thanatography

 


I wear this mask

For my mom

Whose fear of germs explains everyone else’s today.


I stay at home 

In solidarity with this terminal generation

That is truly sick and needs the support


I wash my hands

For my neighbors

Who rub their eyes and touch everything in isle nine as I do


I stay six feet away

For small businesses

That welcome slitting each other's wrists


My family won’t be getting the shot any time soon

Others deserve it far more than we do

It would sicken us, and we would be forever changed, if it were any other way


Most importantly, we order take out

For family and friends to be safe from pathogens

And to slow the spread of this virus


Just kidding

We never order take out

We regularly go to the restaurants that don’t harass us for not wearing masks








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