(x = space)

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seven at a blow

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99,000

new cases here

on Friday

don’t know how it is

where you are

here we’re still denying

we want to go to bars

though barkeeps

are smart

and want to know

how safe

each patron is

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we want it to be over

so much so

some say

it never happened

it’s not happening

but for the family

the friends

we’ll never see again

this side,

what are we to say

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that

the multi-million deaths

from the same thing

was not

is not

it isn’t happening?

what kind of remembrance

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it’s nice

that we don’t want

to hear about it

and it’s cruel

x

we could apologize

the COVID series doesn’t care

numbers on the news

numbers in my family

and yours

x

I don’t know

where it started

I heard a bat

and I like bats

for all they consume that

I’d rather not have

around

in numbers

x

China?

sure

made up maybe

in a lab,

who’s to know?

I don’t know

I’ll care later

x

for now,

I want you to be safe

I want us all

to move on to health

then I’ll gladly buy

the next round

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oh, there is a story

about numbers

seven at a blow

to keep us

frosty

to keep us

skeptical

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and, hey,

I want you to be well

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Photo by Martin Sanchez on Unsplash

Published on March 22, 2020

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