A Plague Upon Them

Death on the Thames

L
ack of certitude and control
of topic
from a single germ,
microscopic.
Cost: astronomic—economic and
the lives lost—
four a minute;
a million and a half plus.
Still.
Some remain dubious:
the conspiracy-minded,
the politically-blinded,
the self-absorbed—
ranters in tantrum.
Even after diagnosis
on the gurney,
stayed by grim prognosis
for the final journey;
bamboozled
by the self-serving “servants,”
powerfool and indifferent.

*[ WSB ].