(x = break for stanzas or sections–my dislike of the new WP editor is worsening; I can’t cut-and-paste with spaces between parts, sorry)

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Out Goes the Bad Air

(pandemic time)

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I hope you have

A really good day

Sometimes

That’s all I got

A wish

Though it’s in earnest

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You’re dealing with disease

So am I

You wish for easy company

If only for a while

For now, you find some time

Something to drink,

A chair that faces outside

Where nothing but

Normal motion

Might be happening

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There might be other

Problems, too

Of course, there are

They’re not even on hold

But lurking

Or complaining rather loudly

To the soul

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Sip the coffee

Taste the wine

It’s not a sacrament

Though nature has

Its ways

To get inside

Like faith

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C L Couch

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Photo by Daniele Levis Pelusi on Unsplash

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