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Hasta La Basta, Baby

Hasta la Basta, Baby




Keep those six feet, Seis pies, Deux metres, Xiāngjù liù yīngchǐ, Not enough. Follow arrows on floor, Not enough.
I don’t know how much longer I can hold this
Abandon parents: In hospitals, Old age facilities, In hospices,  Not enough.  Close businesses, Not enough.  Wear masks always, Not enough.  Close schools, Not enough.
Come with me if you want to live
Cancel rites:         Graduations, Weddings, Lasts and finals, Not enough.  Fight illness solo, Not enough.  Martyr essentials: Nurses and MDs Police and EMTs, Home Depot clerks, Not enough. 
You are terminated
Witness death,  Friends of friends Families’ families, On “Breaking News,” Not enough. Die of plague, Not enough. Die alone, Cancer, Infection, Falling off a ladder, Broken heart. Not… Surrender Faith to fear, Love to life, Self to state. …Enough.  Now you’re getting somewhere. 
I’ll be back


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