Found Poem for 2022: Everyone Has An Opinion


I just know

people are tired

and the scarlet letter

    of this pandemic

                is the mask.

It may be painless,

it may be easy,

    but it’s inconvenient,

        it’s annoying,

        and it reminds us

        that we’re in 

    the middle of

  a pandemic.

*Quoting Rochelle Walensky, Director,

 US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,

 In the Bubble With Andy Slavitt podcast 2/21/22


P.S. Has she read The Scarlet Letter