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 3, 2021.
We suspect it’ll occur again.
Covid’s Hardships Fray Struggling Communities
(from the original by Campbell Robertson)
and watches the world fall apart
wild things happen
day and night
people say that people get crazy
when there is a full moon
Seems like the full moon
every damn day
There are plenty of numbers
numbers do not capture the feeling
a steady unraveling
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