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.
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.