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The Reporter Asked

Teresa Compton

Poetry

Most of the time I resent asinine questions asked by reporters with regard to a tragedy. I hate the question, “How do you feel?” It should be outlawed.  The mother of a slain son should turn away before placing her hand on the camera lens. This time though, the question and the answer moved me to record what Covid has done.

 

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The reporter asked, 

“How has Covid changed your life?’

She replied: “We used to live paycheck

to paycheck.  Now we live food box

to food box.”