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
This.

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

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