sugar cubes and needles

disease has no morality
and antibodies
are blind to whom they protect
cellular insurance
bought with a wince
and a cry

that small pain, forgotten
in minutes
buys a lifetime without braces
and canes, free
of the hiss of ventilators

or rooms
still full of toys
echoing absence

but they say these shots
are poisoned
with western interest

and there is a politics
that prefers death
to sterility
though dead children
can’t make babies
and immunized ones can
eventually

sugar cubes and needles
were never the enemy
but ignorance and fear–

those things kill
and spread faster than any virus

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About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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13 Responses to sugar cubes and needles

  1. boomiebol says:

    Bien fait Susan…very well done

  2. claudia says:

    oh dang…you’re touching a sensitive topic here susan…so well done…ignorance and fear, yep…def. spread faster than any virus..

  3. This really rattled your cage didn’t it? Very angry, and spot on accurate

  4. ruleofstupid says:

    I reminds me of the mocking Bill Gates got at first – Oh look at the rich guy doing ‘charidee’.
    But at least he was doing something. It’s easy to scorn, you don’t have to donate, help or care if you shield yourself with scorn.

  5. nelle says:

    It is really sad to see people destroy themselves through paranoia. Unfortunately, they are not alone in their imagined fears tethered to medicine, and our own walk that way might one day feed an epidemic.

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