today I learned pandemic
is the new plague—
social distancing is a
for more than just childhood trauma
today I learned that when you let go of
all the drama,
we’re all the same,
humans that make mistakes,
but eager to learn our fate.
today I learned you better have faith
like your parents used to tell you back when you knew it all,
and now that you know better,
you know nothing,
but at least now you know God.
today I learned that ignorance is no better than awareness;
that bitter bliss is for the wishful thinkers and the careless;
that I don’t care to know what fair is.
today I learned all great things fall,
and I picked myself up from rock bottom,
as a reminder,
I have much more fall left
and a helluva lot more getting up to do
I learned that I’ve never given up,
and I’m not about to.
I learned that I’m prepared for this,
that I have a head fit for a crown
and the only crown that fits
is the one adorned with my name on it,
and my time ain’t comin’
until it has my name on it,
this is my time and I’ve stamped my name on it,
can’t nobody take it unless God permits, God forbid,
but if God insists,
then that’s it, it is what it is.
and until then,
Imma keep learning what the good life is;
Imma keep doing like my parents did,
when life happens,
imma handle it;
that’s the biggest lesson I’ve learned from this.
fuck your corona, Imma wear my shit.