Explaining 2020/2021 in the style of a children's book.
A is for ALONE
(So much time for thinking!)
And A is for ALCOHOL –
For cleaning and for drinking!
B is for BOOZE
Which was mentioned before,
And B is for BLEACH –
We have NEVER used more!
C is for “COVID CUT”
Such Horrible Hair!
It’s also for CANCELED –
Sorry, not going there!
D is for DELIVERIES
(Made with no contact!)
And D is for DISEASE
We hope not to contract.
E is for EMPLOYEES
whose work is ESSENTIAL
The jobs they perform
Are not inconsequential.
F is for FRIENDS, FLU, FAMILY, and FLASK
F’s also for FACE which now needs a MASK!
G is GRANDPARENTS we sadly can’t see
And G gets our GROCERIES by delivery!
H is for HANDS which we must wash a lot
And H is for HOME it’s the safest spot.
I is for INSIDE! Isolated we stay!
And I is for INTERNET for work, school, and play!
J is for JAMMIES – our “casual look”
And J is for JOURNALING – we might write a book!
K is for KIDS who have nowhere to go,
And KITCHENS, and KNOWLEDGE, and
KINDNESS we show
L is for LOCKDOWN
It’s the life that we lead
It’s also for LETHARGY, and our new
M is for MASK –
A most vital part!
And MANDATES, and MUSIC and
MAKING of art!
N is for NURSES who keep us alive
Let’s give them good PPE - N-95!
OUTSIDE and ONLINE is where most meetups are
Until this is OVER, we’re not going far!
P is for POD filled with PEOPLE you trust
And P’s for PANDEMIC (because we need must.)
Q is for QUACKERY – much misinformation!
And Q is for QUARANTINE – stay home, no vacation!
R is for REMOTE - it’s how we must be
In order to RETURN to REALITY.
S is for SANITIZE – scrub several times each day!
And S is SOCIAL DISTANCE – stay at least six feet away!
T is for TP – our biggest obsession!
And TESTING and TIKTOK and TELEHEALTH sessions.
U’s for ULTRAVIOLET light used to clean spaces,
And also for UNPRECIDENTED unemployment cases.
V is for VACCINE – to keep us virus-free,
And V’s for activities done VIRTUALLY!
W is for WORRY and WEARING a mask,
And WORKING from home – a daunting new task!
X for XENOPHOBIA
When we blame other nations
For illness, restrictions & canceled vacations.
Y is for YELL which we all want to do
It’s been a long YEAR and it’s not even through.
Z’s for ZOOM meetings when lives are uprooted,
But could you repeat that?
Looks like you’re still muted.
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