The Road

 

It’s just…fifteen days to flatten the curve. 

It’s just social distancing and staying six feet apart.

It’s just a temporary leave from work and school, and working from home.

It’s just a few lay-offs and job losses, and only the non-essentials.

It’s just a temporary closing of your business, your school, and your church.

It’s just to protect you.

It’s just holidays and hospital visits alone.

It’s just your loved one dying alone.

It’s just a mask.

It’s just two masks.

It’s just wearing a mask inside.

It’s just wearing a mask around anyone else.

It’s just wearing a mask everywhere, forever.

It’s just a temporary support check.

It’s just an injection.

It’s just two injections, then three, and then four.

It’s just fine, completely safe, and to protect you and others.

It’s just for the children.

It’s just some papers, to show you’ve done the right thing.

It’s just providing your personal health records and information.

It’s just to fight misinformation, stop hatespeech, and let you know what the authorities decide.

It’s just so you can go to work.

It’s just so you can go to the store.

It’s just so you can go to school.

It’s just so you can live.

It’s just a way we can mark the unprotected and the dangerous…the Other, for everyone’s protection.

It’s just a short train ride to a place where you are safe and others are safe from you.

It’s just a camp.

It’s just a shower.

“If you tell a lie big enough, and frequently enough, it will be believed.” A. Hitler

“The road to tyranny, we must never forget, begins with the destruction of the truth.”- William Jefferson Clinton