What would you add to a Global Vaccine Poem?

A Global Vaccine poem that will reflect our shared hope and experiences, started by Naomi Shihab Nye, who is one of my all-time favorite poets, is out there now with an invitation to join. So I’m tempted put into words how I feel about the vaccine, the second dose of which I’m to receive today….

Death at a Distance

All my life, people have passed away either way too young or just old enough to have “had a good life.”  But like the miracle of birth, the mystery of death always happens in its own time.  It cares nothing about convenience or preparedness. No one ever asks me if I’m ready.  I was 13…