Day 6

Day 6 – Total confirmed cases in US: 19,624

Does anyone else hear the rumbling regurgitation bubbling up from the bowels of hell? No? Me neither.

This virus did not come from hell but from our own dear mother, nature. We have not been very kind to our mother. She deserves a lot better after all she’s done for us. Maybe this is her revenge for burning down her rainforests and killing her coral reefs.

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After all she’s done for us

One of the fundamental philosophical disagreements between our divided cultures is on the question of whether or not people are inherently good. Some people believe that we lost our inherent goodness the minute Eve bit into the apple. Some people believe the world is too evil for us to escape its corruption. I believe we are going to see some of the best and worst of humanity over the coming weeks and the number of people who are going to surprise themselves with their compassion and strength is going to far outweigh the number who think of themselves first.

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Inherently good

If one of the consequences of the virus is a realization of the inherent goodness of people, with subsequent re-ordering of society in a more loving direction, it might be worth the cost.

Published by mikepowernyc

Named one of New York's Best Emerging Poets 2019, my poetry chapbook The New Normal was published by Analog Submission Press. My novel The Zoo was published by Cacoethes Publishing House. Other poems and short stories have appeared in various publications, including Subterranean Blue Poetry, The Journal of Microfiction, and Sick Lit Magazine. Other works include a staged reading of my play Digging Up John Barrymore, performed by Dreamcatcher Entertainment, and five albums of original music recorded with my band Late Model Humans.

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