More Than Just Statistics
by Carolin Messier
If pairs of ravaged lungs were silver coins
mankind became a millionaire today,
and with another zero on the end
we learned how many pairs of idle hands
were left behind when March let out its roar.
And then a pair of feet in Italy
ran on a porch, a marathon alone
I didn’t hear how many laps it took
but they were just enough for me to hope
that we may end this vicious plague some day.