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MarPoWriMo 30

I got my second dose 
of the vaccine this afternoon
when I got home we took a long walk
the power went out as we made dinner
the second time since last Saturday
no warning just a slight gust of breeze
we made alternative dinner arrangements
leaving the kielbasa and brussels sprouts on the stove
and drove into town for a bowl of ramen
and another walk circling the streets
by the time we got home the power was back
the crew still working on the box across the road
but the lights occasionally flickered
leaving us with a growing sense of insecurity
even as my arm started smarting
evidence of the immune system at work

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher