I’m Keeping My Distance

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I’m keeping my distance from people today.
I’m trying to stay at least six feet away.
I’m not shaking hands now, or giving high fives
to try to make sure everybody survives.
I’m wearing a face mask and gloves and a gown.
I’m staying at home. I’m not out on the town.
I’m washing my hands every hour or two,
because I’m convinced it’s the right thing to do
since someone at school kissed me right on the cheek
and gave me a case of the cooties this week.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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