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Tuesday, August 25, 2020


by Susannah Greenberg

Hope and history
stutter and gaffe.
Corruption and cruelty
point and laugh.

Then Joe rolls in
like Moses leaning on his staff,
sentence flows from sentence,
and then a paragraph.

He says so many dead,
and so many infected.
We deserve the truth.
We deserve to be protected.

Hope and history come together
when you need but don’t expect it.

Susannah Greenberg is an independent book publicist at Susannah Greenberg Public Relations.