it could be (as a vow)

and it occurs to me
belatedly

it could come
for me

it is a virus
hungry and voracious

I
am just a man
like any other

lake any other
victim

not yet confirmed
to be like
a survivor

I feel myself invincible
and vulnerable

both
in rapid succession

at the same time

unseeing
and yet
surrounded

the statistics
dying
are just numbers

the people
that they might be
are random
unknown by me

my outing

my daily outing
to the supermarket
for one of
this
some
of that

my walk
stepping wide to avoid
a passing human being

my waking breath

anything that I do

anywhere
that I am

.
.
.

every breath
that I take
could be the one
the introduction

the virus
may like me

it may
settle

it might take me
in a marriage
to itself

for ever

until death
do
us

~

16 thoughts on “it could be (as a vow)

  1. Oh, my goodness! I have not yet lost anybody close, but I was on a Zoom meeting this morning in which a lady said that she had lost a brother and 20 or more friends. Yikes! At first I resented being considered in a high risk group (because of my age), but I now am doing whatever I can to protect my good health and remain a survivor!

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  2. I’ve just seen the news on the new infections in Victoria. There is an emerging sense, at least to me, that the government has lost control down there, Frank. Very worrying. I’ll have to go shopping and go back in the bunker. Must be exceedingly worrying for people like you in the caring professions, Frank.

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