Auspicious greetings once more, dear fellows and fellas. I do hope to find you in pristine condition. I’m sorry, you were removed from your protective covering? Luckily humans don’t devalue like comic books. We do it in our own special ways!
Interestingly, (objection; argumentative), this was mostly written before anything but initial whispers of the pandemic had reached Canada. I wrote it from the perspective of someone under lockdown naively never considering I was mere days away from my own. Admittedly the shutdown has been rather a net positive for my existence however those are obviously aberrant results. And there is definite guilt which goes along with benefiting from an event of mass suffering, independent of its cause or anything else, the equation looks sour on paper and tastes acidic as well. Such is my way.
“The Stand”, March 10, 2020.
Live in acute fear of sights unseen
Fastidiously we prick and preen
Scoring skin raw and avoiding life
Solitude’s ever the well-honed knife
Pernicious atomic hijackers
Can blitzkrieg through our body’s defence
Leaving conditions in dire suspense
Most critical with leaders inept
Where bodies pile high and lies are kept
Science, religion and politics
Form an insidious intermix
If they’re not kept far enough apart
Retards healing or worse never start
The experts exist for a reason
Suggesting otherwise’s treason.
I am beyond disgusted by the manner in which some have reacted to a public health crisis. Governments specifically who reclassified the virus as a political issue literally have the blood of hundreds of thousands on their hideously avaricious hands. How can someone possibly consider their own limited good fortune to be paramount to the well-being of millions of others? It absolutely baffles me and always will. Selfishness is an inherently human characteristic but it’s also, paradoxically, the first and easiest step on the path to rejecting said humanity in its entirety.
A fractured mind held together by cellophane and some used tack.