November 26th, 2020
by Glenda S Wallace
Two-hundred-sixty-five-thousand-plus souls gone now.
In the span of nine months...doctors, nurses,
teachers, bus drivers, grandparents, mothers, brothers, toddlers
dead from a novel coronavirus and the conditions of life
today in the United States of America:
Land of the Free.
And that's just a guestimate really.
Our institutional best attempt to corral this new reality
in numbers that are beyond understanding.
History will give us an accounting,
and it won't be pretty.
It will point to the petty.
It will point to the cruel.