If someone says the word "unprecedented"
one more time I will not be held accountable
for what comes next
what about the Spanish Flu
the Black Death and other plagues
including the Bible ones?
did they not happen?
did they "unhappen"?
does no one read history books any more
and did no one look at what was happening
in China in these supposedly connected times?
what about those warnings from the World Health Organisation?
are we no longer a part of the world?
do we think that we exist in a bubble
and that nothing or no one will burst it?
what about our own scientific community?
what were they thinking or couldn't they agree?
and why is there always a "lag"
in official data on weekends
can't they rota staff to give a
in the information world
as figures received on Tuesdays sometimes jar?
where are we on those charts
those peaks and troughs of our lives
why don't we learn anything any more
particularly now that we really
do have something to learn from?
it's almost as though our minds
are erased as we sleep
making everything appear unprecedented
as it's harder to have a viable past this way
I want my past even if I don't always like it