Some humans really don’t object to dying
as much as they hold dear an asshat’s right
to choose to spread disease over complying
But making my way from A to B
could not be managed easily.
Locked courtyard, blocked alleys, a high wall –
I had to cross or climb them all.
What does it mean to live in the plague – every day, across generations and without an exit strategy?
Terror, stasis, glints of hope.
Ghosts of evils that came before,
plague and depression, civil war,
take on new life. So here we are.
The dangerous fringe theory behind the Great Barrington Declaration and the push toward herd immunity.
We’re living in a nation struggling to come to terms with the deadly repercussions of a social safety net gutted even before the virus reached our shores and decisions guided by the most self-interested kind of politics rather than the public good.
When we emerge, we will have crossed a permanent threshold, from which there is no return, because there is simply no more “normal” to which to return.
“You’re not wearing a mask,” you said to the salesclerk.
Holy hell. Jared Kushner reportedly abandoned a national testing plan because it was *politically advantageous* to sit back and let blue states be eviscerated by the virus.
We need a radical plan for the public, even though care for all shouldn’t be such a radical notion.
As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across the U.S, African Americans are contracting the illness—and dying from it—at rates twice as high as the general population.
And then someone from another rooftop shouted a verse of Rumi’s poetry into the clear night air.
5 questions answered about asymptomatic COVID-19
I’ve lived enough to expect odd snow-squalls, slapped
To anger by nasty winds. I predict more hours
In which we’re sealed in rooms foursquare and flat,
Where we’ll dream of the past…