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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Politicians Like Red Bats Tanka

One Hundred Sixty-Eighth Entry, Coronavirus Poetry Diary

inthistogether --
one by one
politicians like red bats
fly south in winter darkness

FYI: The red bat, an example of a "long distance migrant," can fly over 600 miles to its winter destination. And to the best of this covidholic's knowledge, Canada, a country with the highest rate of long term care deaths, has the most number of shameless highest-ranking politicians (Federal MPs, Senators and provincial MPPs) "caught" travelling over holidays. For more information, read Here’s A [Growing] List Of Canadian Politicians Caught Travelling Over Holidays, Huffingtonpost, "Politics," Jan. 3