Covid Blues

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Covid Blues

 

No hugging

No handshakes

Keep your distance

Essential visits only

No more than a group of two

 

Elbow tap

Foot tab

For the COVID blues

Then chuck your shirt in the wash

And disinfect your shoes

 

Shelves in shops

Are empty of toilet paper and pasta

Copycats panicked by apocalyptic mania

Buy in excess— and do it faster and faster

 

Elbow tap

Foot tab

For the COVID blues

Then chuck your shirt in the wash

And disinfect your shoes

 

People judge each other

On their actions

Their cleanliness

Their decisions

And whether or not it quantifies as ‘breaking the rules’

A string of ambiguities in government regulations

Have politicians looking like fools

 

Elbow tap

Foot tab

For the Covid blues

Then chuck your shirt in the wash

And disinfect your shoes

 

To mask or not to mask?

To glove or not to glove?

Waste, waste and more waste

Sorry environment—you needed a break

 

Lives are saved

Hurrah!

Although they would have died eventually from other causes anyway

Mental health of the community suffers

Businesses wonder if they will be okay

 

Elbow tap

Foot tab

For the Covid blues

Then chuck your shirt in the wash

And disinfect your shoes

 

How will we react to every new virus?

When will life— feel normal again?

How will the economy revive itself?

Can those who are vaccinated— and those who not—still be friends?

 

I hope it’s all worth it

Because right now I wonder if it actually is

Regardless of what we have learned from Covid

This year has been an absolute fizz

 

Elbow tap

Foot tab

For the Covid blues

Then chuck your shirt in the wash

And disinfect your shoes

◄ So she let the rain set in

Mend me ►

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