And Death Rides

Yesterday I vacillated between being ok and being sad.
When I arrived at work the first thing I learned was that a regular customer-a gentleman I have served for the last 18 years-not only at the grocery store
but before that as a waitress-had passed from Covid.
My heart broke.
And then at lunch I made another mistake.
I looked at the obituary page for our area.
And was devastated by what I discovered.
In the last two weeks-14 days-I have had 4 of my regular customers pass away.
4 in 14 days.
4 beautiful healthy seniors who lived life fully gone in a space of days.
One customer I served him last Wednesday.
Sunday he was gone.
I know that I harp on about masks.
I know that I harp on about listening and doing what needs to be done to lessen the impact of this virus until a vaccine is ready.
I know that I harp a lot.
But yesterday the reality came crashing down.
4 people.
14 days.
That my friends is Death by Covid.
I knew there was a reason why I avoided looking at the obits.
©Nov. 20/20
Picture via Pinterest

Author: Jay-lyn Doerksen

A single hard working mom of a soon to be teenage son. A poet and story teller I have wanted to write since I was a child. This space is where I share stories about myself and my life and the creative poetry that stirs my soul. My hope is you will pull up a chair and a cup of coffee delving into the world that I offer and you find simple enjoyment for a few moments. Welcome to The Wonderful & Wacky World of One Single Mom

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