The following was submitted to the RhymeZone 2021 poetry contest:

Inner Pandemic Thoughts

Hopefully this vaccine is better than it seems

I’ve definitely seen a lot of memes

Maybe once it’s out I will be able to sleep

Maybe the pandemic has cut us too deep

If we can get it many times like the flu

We must push through

I hope people stop dying

So people can stop crying

I would die if that meant nobody else would

And people could live life like they should

One day masks will be gone for good

Or maybe Covid was misunderstood

It could just be a bad flu

But we really have no clue

Either way,

shouldn’t we be washing our hands frequently anyway?