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Sunday, September 25, 2022
Letter: Ode to a year in COVID lockdown

A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, nothing much has changed for those of us in the “lock-down” of the aged:

I'm home in my house

and lucky to be so

many on the streets

nursing homes

seniors' residences

all of us relatively unchanged

in our daily routines

by the plague

it has no impact on us

we are in our own society's

munificent lockdown

allowed to live out

to the end of our time

filed away but with

the “best of intentions”

so much better, of course

than young family incommoded

society's push to achieve succeed

our modern Christian way

don't let old people

blight the day

of our society's headlong rush

to “fulfillment” by

ignoring our wisdom

and freely killing the planet

Kaspar Pold