Masks You Ask?
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by John Nippolt
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Social distancing demands

constraints on the hands

sending them to the sink

more than normal

people who greet

stand away at six feet

close friends who hug

have to be formal

just to insure

we can endure

a disease going round

taking names

cover those holes

in your head

and help block the spread

now’s not the time

to play games

a sign one is weak?

symbolizing defeat?

what excuse matters

if one dies?

when opinions not facts

support divisive attacks

will medical staff

still be there

with supplies?

why masks

you ask

as if it were

a task

to cover the mask you wear

on a daily basis

in the blink of an eye

that mask no one can spy

hides those feelings you feel

where your face is.