Ode to a Virus

Published 6:09 pm Tuesday, December 8, 2020

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To the Editor:

This sure has been

A difficult year.

I’m finding it hard

To find much Christmas cheer.

I miss parties, and people,

And good, friendly hugs

But our lives are controlled

By a bunch of bad bugs.

These objects aren’t live

So, we call them a virus

And if we inhale it,

They might not revive us.

So, stop taking chances.

I know some of you do.

How do I know this?

I take chances too.

Hold my breath for two weeks.

No symptoms — a blessing!

Guess I dodged the bullet.

Did I learn my lesson?

My time left is short

My nerves are in knots.

I still have things to do.

Please, bring on them shots!


Carol Drake Majors