My Mother Has COVID—Again

We will never be done with this disease

Woman putting on face mask.
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I just got a phone call from my mother’s memory care facility.

“I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news. An employee tested positive for COVID so we had to test everyone and your mother came up positive too.”

I’m not proud of myself, but I cursed at the woman on the phone.




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Lisa Beth Wright

Lisa Beth Wright

Graphic Artist, Photographer, Musician. Writer in inspiration, creativity, mental health, life lessons, and pop culture.

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