Palm Sunday Well-Sanitized

By Lawrence “Mack in Texas” Hall

There is social distancing in Jerusalem
Mostly among Romans and Greeks and Jews
Who don’t much like each other anyway –
How is this day different from all other days? 1

This year there is no parking-lot procession
That’s good; the timing of the hymn in front
Never matches the timing ‘way in back
And the mail-order palms are sanitized

What hosannas this season, you may well ask:
Wave the virus and proclaim, “Wear your mask!”

1 Cf. The Seder

(This is only a bit of wry humor; good hygiene is always a matter of caritas in protecting others as well as one’s self.)

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