I haven't written poetry in almost two decades. Which is odd, since I was very dedicated to it before. Won awards and everything.
My life is very messed up right now. My soul hurts. I have two immediate family members who found out they have very serious cancer THIS MONTH. Oh, and it's my 42 birthday on Saturday. 🎂
So I know this isn't very good. I know there's basically nothing left inside me.
I am in America.
This isn't going to be award-winning. This is more that I'm screaming into the void and am SO TIRED of fighting misinformed people. Freedom of Speech is me writing this and publishing it, sharing it with you. Sort of an abstract take on the prompt.
😷💉 Put the mask on and get the vaccine if you can!
SARS-CoV-2 is an abbreviation for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, also known as Covid-19 for Dec 2019 when it was first identified in; sometimes shortened to Covid or The Covid.
50 nm to 140 nm - That's the size of the Covid virus. One nanometer (1 nm) is equal to 0.000000001 meter.
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Bullets or Blood Cells
What if Covid wasn't so small?
Nanometers are invisible to the naked eye.
We cannot harm them with our full-size weapons.
No wooden stake, silver bullet, or iron sword will pierce it.
Yet it can harm us.
To death. To extinction.
It floats on the air.
Or lies on a surface there.
Created with a patience
Beyond what most humans possess.
What if it was larger?
Visible to the eye.
The size of a rat or a soda can.
What then would people do?
Would there be a vaccine?
Training instructions for our own cells inside.
Would you decide to get two shots?
Or load your gun
And fire at will?
How many Americans would not be dead
If Covid could be seen?
If the NRA held rallies
To kill the virus clean?
Which side of the aisle
Might we stand on then
If bearing arms was the savior instead?
What if it were bee size?
If it were an insect with a head.
The government would spray
To cover all our ground
But for two weeks you'd need to stay indoors
And masks need be worn
Would you quarantine then?
But Covid is not big,
Though its impact is.
That which we cannot shoot
Is considered fake to many
We won't send a blood cell
In our gun hands' stead
Better that we wait and die
Covid wins in the end?
- Jamie Aug 2021