The A1 Verse: Pandemic of words, words, words

By Thomas Gaulkin | October 26, 2020

Donald Trump covid-19 coronavirus covid pandemic headlines media Photo of Donald Trump by Saul Loeb / AFP

Every so often, a story published on the front page of 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, October 26, 2020.

We suspect it’ll occur again.


Trump Approach to Virus Faulted in New Outbreak
(From the original by Michael D. Shear, Annie Karni, Maggie Haberman and Sheryl Gay Stolberg)

“Covid, Covid, Covid,
Covid, Covid,

Expressing dismay:

“Covid, Covid, Covid.”

Covid, verb
to prevent to control
to wave the white flag
to rage


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