Divine Vaccine 2021

Frank A. Clark, MD

COVID-19 dominated 2020, but in 2021, the vaccine offers hope.

White robes prepare the messenger RNA longing to transform

dark antediluvian souls.

Masked temporal lobes reemerge from hibernation reclaiming

memories of deferred goals.

White robes prepare the messenger RNA searching for the once

resilient regenerative cells.

Masked positive affirmation take sprout and flourish listening

to the melodic sounds of Adele.

White robes prepare the messenger RNA wishing to release the

blockade of anhedonic humanity.

Masked lepers reveal the concoction vital to sustainability this is

devoid of vanity.

White robes prepare the messenger RNA lacrimating for

ubiquitous healthcare reform.

Masked shepherds rescue the marginalized sheep promising the

avoidance of a disparity storm.

White robes prepare the messenger RNA dismantling biased

neurons programmed for political and racial divide.

Masked infants bellow hymns of reciprocal love hoping

deafened ears remove cerumen filled with pride.

White robes prepare the messenger RNA seeking to mend the

sequelae of viral fatigue.

Masked athletes lament their fears in an arena desiring to play in

a heavenly just league.

Dr Clark is Clinical Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville, SC, and Medical Director & Division Chief for Adult Inpatient and Consult-Liaison Services for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Prisma Health-Upstate.