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Two Weeks

March 2021
Barbara Leeds

March 17, 2020
      Essential activities only
      Two weeks
      At home
      Two whole weeks!
      How will I manage?

      Terrified behind my mask
      I indulge in solitary walks and a couple medical appointments
      Otherwise I stay home
      But many can’t—or won’t
      Surge upon surge, lockdown upon lockdown
      Hair keeps growing
      Social skills atrophy
      While half a million Americans die

March 17, 2021
      My second shot
      I ice my arm
      Eat chicken soup
      Develop immunity
      Start counting the days:
      Safe human contact in two weeks
      Just two weeks!
      Will I be ready?

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