Poems of the Week

E Pluribus

by Alex Steelsmith

“Herd immunity, also called community immunity, a state in which a large proportion of a population is able to repel an infectious disease… can be conferred through natural immunity, previous exposure to the disease, or vaccination.”
Encyclopedia Britannica

The ones who never cease to breach
the mandates with impunity
will cease to matter when we reach
community immunity.

Although the mandates are mundane,
we know that their jejunity
will be forgotten when we gain
community immunity.

As vaccinations rise, we wait
for any opportunity
to one by one facilitate
community immunity.

They say that we’re divided, yet
we’ll form a kind of unity
when out of pluribus we get
community immunity.