Poems of the Week

I Finally Went to In-Person Mass and All I Got Was This Lousy Covid

by Kaitlyn Spees

(with apologies to Emily Dickinson)

I kept last Sabbath going to Church—
I kept the next at Home—
Observing Easter Sunday Mass—
Live-streamed through Google Chrome—

I kept last Sabbath in a Mask—
The Others? … mostly Not—
I dropped said Mask for just a sec
To swallow down Christ’s—Bod.

My parents caught it traveling—
My brother from a gym.
And through it all I stayed at home—
Then caught the bug from Him.