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Poem: Occasional Lesson

The necessity of life burns
As he inhales into lungs
Rendered scarred and broken
By a crowned virus
That attacked his pride
Refusing to change
For anything
No mask no pause
The price of his hubris
Paid for by declining health
As a new day dawns
For those with vaccine armor
Breathing freely unafraid 
While he watches from afar
Listening to the hiss of oxygen
Life fed by tubes and canisters 
Though he questions if this is living

Today’s experimental poem is an occasional poem, which is a poetic commentary on a particular event.

To learn more about this style, click here.

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