The A1 Verse: The unnatural order

By Thomas Gaulkin | December 14, 2020

Olka Kostenko

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, December 14, 2020.

We suspect it’ll occur again.


As Toll Nears 300,000, First Doses of Vaccine Race Across the Nation

(from the original by Jack Healy, Amy Harmon and Simon Romero)

trying to turn the tide
packed in dry ice
the earliest wave
cleaning up mountains


As the coronavirus crisis shows, we need science now more than ever.

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