Corona 101

It’s fifty years later.

Some we looked to have moved away.

Yesterday’s revolutionary  

is a Democrat today.


Will the coronavirus 

Tear the fabric of civil society?

The odds say I will not be infected;

But surely I will be affected


We are so tied to the other. 

A bat in a Wuhan market

can make Wall Street shudder.


So, we anachronisms

Who rank kindness before success,

Who raise issues, ask hard questions,

Some say to excess.


Let’s ride the waves together

Hoping we land on our feet.

Let’s look for opportunities to grow.

New horizons to meet.


March, 2020


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