Coronavirus by Ian Lewis Copestick

Ian Copestick, Poetry, Punk Noir Magazine

There, have I got
your attention now ?

If you are reading
this in the future,
and there are
people still here
then I am right, and
it’s a massive
If I am wrong it doesn’t matter

I’ve already lived
through swine flu
bird flu, mad cow
disease, AIDS,
the fear of
nuclear annihilation
and other various
threats to humanity.
So please forgive
me if I seem
somewhat sceptical.
They’ve closed the
doctor’s surgery,
the football and
panic has really
set in, so who
knows ? This time
might actually
be the one. If so
we’ve had a pitifully
short run at it.

So I guess we’ve
got what we deserve.