RKS Poetry: “B.11.529: Greedy and Too Late”

B.11.529: Greedy and Too Late

Mutated COVID-19 with apparent origins in South Africa
cases already in Europe
valiant and brave efforts to block the spread
lest the First World descend to yet another lockdown dread
it would have been better to avoid by sharing the vaccine to the Second and Third World instead
the First World Countries got far too greedy jabbing up their folks to no avail as up may go the counts of the dead
just when they became smirky and confident by in effect ignoring the need elsewhere
in their comfortable medico dreams
yet another lockdown may be in sight
oh God the democratic threat only augments
and the midnight fires burn at the offices of Big Pharma
the world is not having very good kharma
for better or worse it’s everywhere
and possibly ready for a fatal tear
or it is just a media scare?

Robert K. Stephen

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food ,drink, travel, film, and lifestyle issues. He also has published serialized novels "Life at Megacorp", "Virus # 26, "Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog" and "The Penniless Pensioner" 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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