Basilískos

A found poem:

What’s hilarious about covid, whether youre antivaxx, anti-mask, believe its a hoax, believe somehow you’re special and exempt cause 1% and all and no one you know has it…

…Thing is. Whether it’s your family members, loved ones, friends, everyone you interact with even for two seconds, or just someplace you just placed your wee little hand. Whether you’re high up in life or down in the streets. Don’t matter. There’s no hiding from this game. You don’t know how many of them right now are rolling that pair of dice. Over. And. Over. And the funny part. They won’t know if they’ve won.

Just imagine it. You walk in the house. The entire family is sitting at the kitchen table. Rolling dice

 

Author: Kim K. McCrea

Kim K. McCrea worked as a System Analyst for 25 years building out the internet of things before returning to letters in 2017. Kim won Oregon Writers Colony 2018 essay competition, Treefort Wild West Writing Prize, and was awarded runner-up in Cutbank short prose contest; her work was short-listed for Proximity Magazine's Essay Prize and the Barry Lopez Creative Nonfiction Contest. Prose appears in Cutbank, Tishman Review, Thoughtfuldog, and Watershed Review. Kim lives in Eugene, Oregon, where she wrangles her Labrador in the rain. Unless otherwise credited, all photographs and images on this site are the original work of the author who retains all rights to their use .

5 thoughts on “Basilískos”

  1. Yes, I am familiar with this routine about “I don’t know anyone . . . ” A friend just spoke to her cousin in the UK, back from the pub unmasked and certain he’s perfectly safe because he doesn’t know anyone . . .

    I don’t know anyone who has admitted they have covid-19, but my sister-in-law knows four people who have died. It reminds of the mad cow scare. I heard the same thing, except I knew of three people, one of them a friend, who died of mad cow. Just lucky?

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