These white hairs have been earned

Paid for by trouble and time

I do not know which belong to what

This one was from the test results, maybe

These from when you came home drunk

While the chemo was pumping into me

This one just turned color but was banked

Editorial Cartoon Attributed to Benjamin Franklin

It did not take me long to adopt and liberally use the pom-pom waving phrase, “We’re all in this together!” as the societal effects of Covid began to take hold. Honestly, it was a very natural usage seeing how, as a functioning member of society and completely privileged white male…

John Marcomer

Writer. Pen name. I wish to wander someday.

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