In the Cabinet now

(after Siegfried Sassoon)

If I were in the Cabinet right now,
I’d brief the Press, and pronounce with bated breath
Each day the latest data. I’d say how
“Our doctors are such heroes facing death.”

You’d see me in my sharply-tailored suit
At COBRA meetings talking airily of masks.
And when the novel virus was ‘contained’
Perhaps ‘PM’ might lie within my grasp.

(from ‘Five Plague-iarisms’ by Annie Wilson)

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