Lisa Lim
Nov 16, 2020


Up and down we go
COVID rates high then low
Then high again
People slack on wearing masks
Do you give a shit if we live or die, I ask
Save your breath
A mask is a matter of life or death

Up and down we go
Biden wins then Trump trumpets voter fraud
His sense of right and wrong so flawed
One weekend of bliss and hope
Negated by his party’s big fat nope
Like they don’t live by reality’s rules
Oh, I pity the fools

Up and down we go
Schools open then we close
Blended learning or fully remote
You decide which door to open
Your child amongst kids and teachers live
Your child in zoom safe and sound in a bubble alive
But so isolated and alone
A new uncomfortable comfort zone

Up and down we go
Life these days like a damn yo-yo
I’m tired. You’re tired. We’re tired
Mired by the worlds unrest
Feels like our strength of will is being put to the test
#keepstrong #wereallinthistogether



Lisa Lim

Lisa Lim is a comic storyteller born and raised in Queens, New York. Her work has been featured in Guernica, PANK, The Rumpus, PEN America, and Mutha Magazine.