AN ELEGY FOR A FALLEN NEIGHBOR

IT’S THE VERY FIRST COVID-DEATH IN OUR COZY COMMUNITY…

WHILST WE’RE ALL LOOKING FORWARD TO OUR MUCH DESIRED HERD IMMUNITY;

PERHAPS, IT’S A REMINDER FOR US NOT TO REMAIN SMUG AND COMPLACENT – –

FOR HIS TYPE “B” RENTED-UNIT IS JUST ACTUALLY VERY ADJACENT;

THOSE HEALTH PROTOCOLS MUST STILL BE STRICTLY OBSERVED;

WE MUST REMAIN VIGILANT AND NOT FEEL CONTENT, WE MUST REMAIN RESERVED!

HE SEEMS TO BE SORT OF ACTIVE AND ATHLETIC…

I THINK HE DOES BIKING, AS PART OF HIS SPORT ETHIC;

HE’S STILL YOUNG JUST ABOUT TO REACH FORTY-NINE – –

THE COVID VIRUS SHOULD NOT TRULY BE DEEMED AS BENIGN;

THIS DEATH MUST INSTEAD BE DEEMED BY ALL, AS A WAKE-UP CALL;

SOME KIND OF SEEMING “REDEMPTION” FOR THOSE WHO’VE EARLIER HAD A NEAR FALL !

THOUGH HE WAS JUST A NEW AND RELATIVELY RECENT RESIDENT…

WE GOT USED  AT WAVING TO EACH OTHER, AS SOME SORT OF COMPLIMENT;

HE WOULD APPEAR TO BE SO VERY EAGER TO WASH HIS SUBARU CAR CLEAN – –

JUST GOT SURPRISED WHEN DAYS AGO, AN AMBULANCE CAME IN WITH LIGHTS ON SEEMING SCREAM;

NEVER THOUGHT THAT IT WOULD BE THE LAST OF HIM TO BE SEEN;

I’D HOPE AND PRAY THAT OUR FALLEN NEIGHBOR WILL LIVE HIS AFTER-LIFE IN HEAVEN!

HIS NAME IS LITO LACUNA, A SEEMINGLY-SOLO RENTER AT UNIT NUMBER EIGHTY-NINE…

HE LOOKED TO ME SO HEALTHY, AND TO ME, HE WAS SWELL AND FINE;

BUT NOW WE HAVE TO REMEMBER, THAT WE DON’T KNOW WHAT TOMORROW BRINGS – –

LET’S CONTINUE TO WEAR OUR FACE MASKS AND SHIELDS; AND CARRY OUR USUAL HYGIENE THINGS;

AS EVERYONE, I’M SURE WILL AGREE, ‘TIS NOT GOOD TO BE WITH THE DEAD, THE BEST OF ALL, IS TO BE WITH THE LIVINGS;

A DOCTOR TOLD ME THAT THE VACCINE IS NOT GUARANTY OF NOT BEING INFECTED, BUT ‘TIS AN ASSURANCE THAT COVID WILL NOT BE THE CAUSE OF OUR LIVES’ ENDINGS!

LET’S ALL PRAY AND OFFER ORISONS FOR OUR FALLEN NEIGHBOR…

HE HAS BEEN PART OF OUR COMMUNITY, IT IS ACTUALLY AN OFFER OF A FINAL FAVOR;

BUT PLEASE DON’T BE CLOUDED WITH COMPLACENCY, AND ALWAYS THINK THAT THE COVID VIRUS COULD BE AT OUR DOOR – –

LET’S WEAR OUR FACE MASKS ALWAYS, EVEN  THOUGH YOU’VE BEEN FULLY VACCINATED;

‘TIS NOT A PASSPORT TO COMPLETE PROTECTION AND TOTAL SAFETY, WHEN YOU’VE BEEN INOCULATED;

LET’S CONSIDER LITO’S DEATH, AS A CONSTANT REMINDER TO BE MORE CAUTIOUS AND CAREFUL, OR ELSE OUR COMMUNITY COULD AGAIN BE DEPOPULATED!

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