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February 19, 2024

literary and covid safety

By Paul Tanner

literary and covid safety

the bastards say
we should keep all checkouts open
even if it violates the 2-meter rule,
to maximize sales.

the bastards say
we shouldn't man the doors
or enforce customer limits,
to maximize footfall.

the bastards say
if I discuss these procedural choices
online or in print
I will be disciplined,
possibly even fired

even though
any customer who comes into our shop
can see
and be a part of
these covid safety violations,
and even though
I finally have the time
to write about it,
having mysteriously caught covid.

not that I'm worried.
they don't read my stuff.

like I said:

Article © Paul Tanner. All rights reserved.
Published on 2021-05-31
Image(s) are public domain.
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