All You Need to do is Ask

A poem based on a feed.


I went on Facebook today and asked a question:

"Do you personally know someone who has lost their life to COVID?


Several deaths at my church.


I have a hospice patient currently dying from COVID complications


I had COVID along with 9 members of my family. My grandpa died from it.


My cousin recovered, but she feels weak now.


I know someone who was moved to a nursing home, she's in her 60's and was healthy before Covid. Tragic.


My sister in law lost her dad and grandmother in one week.


A childhood doctor died from it.


Yes.


Yes.


Yes.


The news we get from each other doesn't come with a filter.


Brothers, wives, sisters, grandpas, doctors, patients, colleagues, husbands, friends, cousins, children.


Thirty posts by dinner, sixty logged by morning.

Each a story, a life, a death.

All you need to do is ask.







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