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VOL. 78 PART 3 MAY 2020
in the eyes of the public though, she’s been the one
who has been with us since this whole thing has begun.
As nurses and doctors proceed with their tasks,
and pray for enough ventilators and masks,
she asks us to all help and flatten the curve,
and that from her health policy we do not swerve.
If we all stick together and see this thing through
we can show what a civil society can do
when it’s faced with a threat that first seemed unreal
but that now, it is obvious, is the real deal
So please follow the guidelines that she has laid out
it is going to be worth it, of that there’s no doubt
and if you turn on your radio, just around 3
the voice that you hear is of Bonnie Henry.
Dwyer’s ballad is also available for purchase for $1.00 at <phildwyertina
jones.bandcamp.com> with proceeds distributed amongst the musicians
involved in the recording. While the song did get a write-up in the New York
Times, we were writing about it while it was still just a poem!