The A1 Verse: the pandemic that ate the economy

By Thomas Gaulkin | July 21, 2020

How long will business be depressed by COVID-19? (Photo by Mx. Granger via Wikimedia)

Every so often, a story in the New York Times is so well written, meaningful, and appropriate to the Bulletin‘s concerns that small snippets of it, properly chosen and arranged, produce something more than journalism, something that approaches … poetry. That blessed coincidence occurred today, July 21, 2020.

We suspect it’ll occur again.


Executives Fear Economic Agony Is Far From Over
(From the original by David Gelles)

On the rise
Rolling back
Steeling themselves

Less than I was
Last week was weaker
than the week before

Important parts
Remain shuttered
Empty as the virus

Losing momentum

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