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An Average Day for An Essential Worker

written by: Linda M. Crate

@thysilverdoe

 

plexiglass dividers
with gaps so thick they're
not conducive
for protection,
customers complaining constantly
about anything and everything;
"this virus is a hoax!"
some crow as they wander around
the store—
quarantine somehow became
an infringement of their
rights rather than a protection,
and they don't care about
us essential workers;
or infecting us or our families
somehow it is always about them
even when it's not—
this nation is selfish,
and these people are cruel;
i just wish i could live in a world devoid
of greed and a lack of empathy and compassion—
everyone's sick of being locked inside,
but i am sick of their attitudes and their condescension;
i would give anything to be safe.

Linda M. Crate

Linda M. Crate

Linda M. Crate is a Pennsylvanian native born in Pittsburgh yet raised in the rural town of Conneautville. Her poetry, short stories, articles, and reviews have been published in a myriad of magazines both online and in print. She has three published chapbooks A Mermaid Crashing Into Dawn (Fowlpox Press - June 2013), Less Than A Man (The Camel Saloon - January 2014), and If Tomorrow Never Comes (Scars Publications, August 2016). Her fantasy novel Blood & Magic was published in March 2015. The second novel of this series Dragons & Magic was published in October 2015. The third of the seven book series Centaurs & Magic was published November 2016. Her novel Corvids & Magic was published March 2017.
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