Summer: 2022

What’s your summer
going to be like?

Oh, I’m going to stay in.
I’m not so young anymore,
can’t afford that COVID shot,
and my Insurance won’t cover it.

Well, at $800 a shot,
and you need all three,
not many of us can afford
that, with no 100% guarantee
that a mutant COVID won’t kill you.

Here is a truth.
Take all the stories,
bundle them in a pile,
and let ’em squirm a bit,
while we sit back here
and watch them all
from a distance,

being able to close
our story books
when life
is love