Things I learned from wearing a mask:
My own sneeze has a foul smell so most surprises are unappealing.
Tolerating my own noisome grime may help ease my fellow human’s anxiety.
It’s affirmative that I prefer to be unseen and blend right in the crowd.
Being able to stay sociable is worth the risk of wearing a mask.
And yet I still rather stay home more.


Anoroc gossip travelled
from the east to
the arse end of the earth
Such whisper swept the country
like wildfire
Residents rose to panic
to stock up toilet papers
since they are already
at the bottom of
the gossip chain
Fear overwhelmed the multitude
took them by the pony tail
span them around
into a whirlwind
of pandemic greed