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 January 15, 2021.
We suspect it’ll occur again.
Older People Who Want Shots Run Into a Tangle of Red Tape
or, I will show you fear in a handful of dust
(from the original by Sharon Otterman)
has found it impossible
has become lost
would like optimism
would fear reality
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