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NovPoWriMo 18

Somehow when the numbers
Keep accumulating
As if they never have an end

We maintain correlation
To our present predicament
With a military conflict

So far removed from our present
The shorthand acronym stands for
How it was never known at the time

When it was occurring it was singular
As if never before and never again
Would we see its like in our time

Or for that matter by an order
Of magnitude within a few decades
Be outstretched by another numeral

It seems safe to say the peaks
We had hoped to avoid when we first
Locked everything down have just

Flat out unflattened our trajectory
And now we are where we are
Which is at least double the losses that

Unprecedented they called Great

By Joshua Keiter

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