The Bad Influence
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The Bad Influence

We Are All Dodging COVID Bullets

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I feel like Neo from The Matrix,

dodging constant COVID bullets,

and I know a few brushed close,

maybe too close,

maybe some I didn’t even know.

I’m on the defense,

armed to the teeth,

ready to dodge,

but the bullets keep flying.

And Agent Smith is still laughing,

making some people believe

the COVID bullets aren’t real.




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Melissa R. Mendelson

Melissa R. Mendelson

Horror, Science-Fiction and Dystopian Short Story Author and Poet.

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