Goin’ Down Slow

“I have had my fun
If I don’t get well no mo
You know my health is failin’
And I am goin’ down slow.”
Going Down Slow (1941) by St. Louis Jimmy Oden

I am tired
Of this enduring pandemic
Tired of being cautious
Tired of dissonant polemic.

They say life is a grindstone
Wears you down by degrees
Drains your resolve and vigor
Chops you off at the knees.

Each day one thousand new cases
The sickest refused the jab
They flood our hospitals
Leaving us to pay the tab.

How long will this go on
Is what I want to know
Our society is failin’
We’re goin’ down slow.