Unusual Poetry Forms: Descort

Covid-19 Finally Got Me in 2024

My luck ran out but I’m still lucky

Carolyn Hastings
Literary Impulse
Published in
3 min readMay 17, 2024

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A collection of medicines, including Vicks VapoRub, a box of tissues and vase of mauve chrysanthamums.
Author’s photo

Oh bother, beep, beep, bummer
for the first
– please, be the last –
time ever
I have Covid-19 variant blah-blah-blah
Does anyone keep track anymore?

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Carolyn Hastings
Literary Impulse

Well-practiced speech pathologist now practicing to be a children’s book writer — emphasis on practicing.