Poetry Corner: “Casino Covid In Canada”

Casino Covid in Canada

Caught in the slot machine blur
Anti vaxxers be prepared for a nasty slur
hoping for the jackpot of herd immunity
the saviour of the community
the three cherries of untested vaccines in the long term
which could be worse than the germ
as the RNA composition of Pfizer and Moderna messes with our genes
Holy Shit where were the simpler days of Captain Kangaroo and Mr. Green Jeans
displaced by the politico-medico teams
desperately trying the placate the panicked screams
opening and closing duplicating and replicating surges and waves
killing and maiming more
turning science as their excuse and weapon
misjudged again and again
ruining the economy and the health of all
crazy focus on a virus
but in a casino you know who wins
it is always the house
which will be voting about your performance in the next election
and according to the latest polls means you’ll be delivered a nasty blow to your midsection
and today’s brilliant observation by Ontario Premier Doug Ford
That we are going to get through this
of course we are
just a question of when and what will be the economic and social carnage
and who will be put to blame
for starters Canada’s dismal vaccination rate
must be an embarrassing state for all
will we ever be told the truth ?
Perhaps we know it already?
you know politics is a dirty game
perhaps the political and medico elite did their best but some will get the blame

Robert K. Stephen

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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