Dear Abby
(Covid 19 version. With apologies and gratitude to John Prine)

Dear Abby
Karen Carver - 04/16/2020
Editor's note: This week, Karen Carver, Durango’s de factor haiku poet laureate, has issued a challenge to all you John Prine-heads out there: Write a Covid-related verse inspired by Prine's classic song "Dear Abby." To kick things off, here is Carver’s first offering:

Dear Abby, Dear Abby,
What can we do?
The thing they call Covid is a superstar flu.
I’m keeping my distance and wearing a mask,
But I’m out of TP and who do I ask?
– Signed, Wiped Out
 
Dear Wiped Out, Dear Wiped Out,
You have no complaints,
You are what you are and you ain’t what you ain’t.
So listen up buster, stop making demands,
just cover your face and wash up your hands.
 
Dear Abby, Dear Abby,
I’d like to implore,
That others cut back on their trips to the store.
What’s so important about Twinkies and beer?
I have enough to last for a year.
– Signed, Not Hoarding
 
Not Hoarding, Not Hoarding
You have no complaints,
You are what you are and you ain’t what you ain’t.
So listen up buster, stop making demands,
just cover your face and wash up your hands.
 
– Karen Carver, Durango haiku poet laureate
 

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