Apr 28

And So I Do


Stay,
Strong.
Stay,
Home.
Stay,
Sane.
Stay. they say.
But I can’t.
But you must, they say.

And so I do.

But I can’t keep strong, 
When so many are dying.
I can’t stay home, 
I’ve got to move.
I can’t stay sane,
I’m just a kid.
I can’t. I can’t. I can’t.
I CAN’T.
But you must, they say.

And so I do.

But it’s not easy.
I’ve grown tired of the walks,
I’ve grown tired of the games,
I’ve grown tired  of the books,
I’m tired of having to stay in one place.
But you must, they say.

And so I do.

But now I’m angry.
I’m angry at the people,
I’m angry at the labs,
I’m angry at the president,
I’m Angry at COVID-19.
I don’t want to stay at home!
But you must, they say.

And so I do.