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You’d think that
Because we are adults now,
Some of us would learn to wash our hands
After infecting them with our
& disease-ridden sneezes
You’d think we’d know how to protect ourselves
After all of this time, 18 plus years
Of our guardians telling us
To ‘cover your cough!’ and ‘wash your hands!’
You’d think we’d be cleaner?
Right now, Influenza is stronger than ever
She’s spreading like a fire and infecting
All of the students at our school, all of the adults
Students haven’t been getting their shots
Or doing the basics
Like washing your hands before you eat,
Or keeping your cooties to yourself
(stop breathing on me)
The outbreak is worse than ever and please,
I beg of you, get your vaccines
And wash your hands,
And for Pete’s sake
Keep your nasty funk out of my personal space