#FlattenTheCurve: Cherita Sequence: Re-membering by Cynthia Anderson

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how did we forget

selling wild animals
can pull the breath
straight out of us—

the revenge
of the disrespected

*

epidemic

getting better
or worse?

who to believe
when you can’t
get tested?

*

line at the deli

the manager
keeps everyone
laughing like

there’s no COVID-19—
free smiles to go

*

inconvenient
truth—

the change
we need
comes down

to us

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Cynthia Anderson lives in the Mojave Desert. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals, and she is a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee. She has authored nine collections and co-edited the anthology A Bird Black As the Sun: California Poets on Crows & Ravens. http://www.cynthiaandersonpoet.com

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