A Psalm of Curses to the Coronavirus

curse the fire!
and curse the dark!
curse these unlinked arms!
and bottomed out hearts!
and when i am done cursing
permit my being to sink so low
that i surrender
in spite of my solitary hatreds
to the promise of every last hopeless shred shredding within me to feel the unfelt dread
and by acceptance let this human life
at last
be led


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