April 2021: Recrudescence

A fresh outbreak, another strain
and here we are again, delinked.

An error message, the zizz of
the overheated laptop, the hiss

of envy: how did he get his
so soon and by that I mean

before me. She says the thing
she feared most finally happened

so she didn’t have to dread it
anymore, so at least there’s that:

the clarity of aftermath.