The Virus Is the Clock

The virus is the clock
we’ve learned
struggling to do our part

While others
like schoolyard bullies
calculate what they’ll do
with nobody watching

But now is different
with clock-watchers
following rules
of both charlatans and saints

When breaking them 
means vainglorious achievement
in running out the clock
or that we’re out of time

For Friday Flash 55 offered by Joy at Verse Escape