Corona Virus Boogie
I will wash my hands,
do my due diligence,
watch the news.
But I have danced close to death
a few times before,
and always emerged
with the most beautiful scars,
and the assurance that I am not dead
until I am dead and that the end
is rarely as close as we imagine.
About this poem
I am not pooh-poohing the current medical emergency. It is serious and I recognize that. But because of the messy life I have lived and almost lost a few times, the whole panic thing is just not something I do well anymore.
A messy life has its advantages.