BY DAVIDMURRAYLAW@GMAIL.COM

Losing My Grippe

 

 

 

 

 

Egon Schiele, Die Familie, 1918

Upper Belvedere, Wien,

https://arthive.com/egonschiele/works/165~Family

Influenza, yet again!

Outfluenza, yes but when?

 

If you want to take me away

Okay, but please not this way 

 

I am a useful member of society

I write poetry

I took my flu shot

 

My family has suffered enough

in 1918 my father lost a brother

that same year my mother lost her father 

 

One of my favourite artists

Egon Schiele and his family

would all perish in that same year 

 

Just a few souls 

among the fifty million around the world 

snatched from life

 

But if you insist

just grant me the wish 

that I can fulfil 

my promises before you reap.

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