After the Plague

After the plague
I’ll give you a hug
If you want a hug.
But if you don’t,
That’s cool too.
We can fist bump
And then wash our hands.

After the plague,
I’ll sit next to you
At the movies.
A radical act.
We’ll share a bag of popcorn.
On second thought,
Maybe not.

After the plague,
I’ll watch your kids
Or better still
You can watch mine,
While I take a nap.

After the plague,
We’ll say “remember when”
And “I can’t believe”
But I’ll believe
And I’ll remember

After the plague,
We’ll say “never again”
And hope we mean it
I only have enough poetry
For one plague.


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