Saturday, 30 January 2021

You aimed...

You aimed
but just missed;
you with your bullets of
'herd immunity without vaccination'.
We were the necessary targets
the deaths without which herd immunity
you said
would not happen.
Many hit the target.
You got me but not quite near enough
to heart or brain or lungs
to finish me off.
So now I'm here.
I see what you did.
I tell people what I saw
and heard.
You sat in your offices
and imagined that there were
acceptable levels of death.
You imagined that a virus
going through a population
would mean that everyone else
would be immune
without knowing for how long
or for how much of an immunity.
The whole thing was a gamble.
You gambled with our lives.
We lost.