one shot at a time

a pandemic world
weighs heavy
on my spirit
day after day
the virus persists
sublimely claiming
and leaving
behind pain
laced with sorrow …..

only the hope
of a vaccine
as this scientific
and galactic
gloriously fighting
the battle
one shot at a time
lifts humanity up
to a climactic end
and the sweet smell
of victory
sustains me

peace out

Image & Words by ~Keith Alan Hamilton~