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A SENTIMENTAL EDUCATION

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In a local church hall we wait,  with fellow

ancients, for our first Pfizer vaccination.

Ours is a generation that has received,

since childhood, the blessings of technology

and science. Though the glitter ball

is stationary and the stage curtains drawn

there are shades still of dancing and pantomimes –

and, in the observation tent outside,

the fifteen minutes is quite jolly,

definitely determined. We humans are

social animals, prone to good causes.

 

We drive home in warm, tawny sunlight.

“A lovely day!” you say. “Please sing the song!”

I urge, and you do. ‘This is my lovely day.

This is the day I shall remember

the day I’m dying…’ And, tearful, I see you,

in the chorus, when we were students,

more than half a century ago.

 

 

 

 

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