Duck and Cover

Duck and Cover

To err is human, so when I don’t collect my sneeze,
try to overlook it and forgive my error, please.
Don’t judge my intentions by what I overlook.
I simply cannot make myself go purely by the book.

I sneezed and did not cover. Now “Tag!” you may be it.
It was a simple oversight. Try not to have a fit.
If you think I passed on a bug, do not hesitate.
I’ve heard that it is necessary that you isolate.

As for me, I do not follow dictates from above.
I do not “do” seclusion. I wear no mask or glove.
The world’s my oyster and although I may not be well,
I feel claustrophobic confined within my shell.

If you fear germs, then keep your distance. Turn your head  if worried.
New intimate relationships perhaps should not be curried.
Do I follow my advice? That will be the day.
So best not do as I do, but just do as I say.

Prompt words for today are isolate, tag, human and judge. Photo by Ani Kolleshi on Unsplash. Used with permission.

14 thoughts on “Duck and Cover

  1. lifelessons Post author

    I’m manning the info desk at a local Society where lot of people pass by. Right after I sat down a man walked by and sneezed two big sneezes without covering.. and a poem was born. Another guy walked by with a can of Corona beer asking where the Corona Society was meeting.. not funny, but…

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  2. Marion Couvillion

    Trump Advice Haiku

    Do you need to sneeze~? so use inside of elbow, greetings~? elbow bump.~!

    On Fri, Mar 13, 2020 at 2:31 PM lifelessons – a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown wrote:

    > lifelessons posted: ” Duck and Cover To err is human, so when I don’t > collect my sneeze, try to overlook it and forgive my error, please. Don’t > judge my intentions by what I overlook. I simply cannot make myself go > purely by the book. I sneezed and did not cover. Now “T” >

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  3. SueW

    The man walking by and openly sneezing is appalling under normal circumstances, never mind during a pandemic, some people are so poorly educated. It’s the basic rule taught from childhood – coughs and sneezes spread diseases!
    Cover your nose and mouth. We don’t always have a tissue handy, so a sleeve must make do, failing that, we should use our hands and wash as soon as possible. It’s not panicking, it’s simple hygiene.

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