All around us, the lists:
- Wash your hands
- Keep your hands away from your face
- Cough in your elbow or inside your shirt
- Wash you hands
In such pandemic times, even simple tasks like shopping take on Herculean proportions. Mira managed to grab the last four-pack of toilet paper left on the shelves at the Tallman Shoprite. She kept her eye on her cart, lest some desperate soul snatch that precious commodity from her possession.
And all around us, the lists:
- paper towels
- toilet papers
Every cough in every classroom draws the accusation, “Corona!” from students. One colleague stayed out a week. The rumor mill has her in self-quarantine in record time. Student attendance dimishes steadily as the week progresses. My last two classes–of 11th graders–average 10 students each: out of a roster of 34 per class!
And still, all around us, the lists:
- Watch for your symptoms: coughing, shortness of breath, fever
- self-isolate for fourteen days if you’ve had contact with anyone infected.
- If your symptoms don’t improve in 24-48 hours, seek medical attention
- wash you hands
Little wonder, then, why a sunset over mountains and lakes fills me with such blessed relief! If only it would last…
They tell us someone
may have COVID-19 …
Friday the thirteenth
for dVerse Poets’ Meet the Bar and Listen to Lists (pubtended by Bjorn). The Pub is still open! Come join us!