Too Early for Philosophy

Over time I may come to like myself
& Aristotle will be re-read & sales of
Stoicism accelerated to re-set every

thought of every thinking soul under
lock & key as we wash wrung hands
[ones brushing on outdoor surfaces]

A churchgoer lifts her arm to buckle
her face – masked – & a heated rising
in me cannot be tempered by Plato –

perhaps Marx offers propitious ways
for my mind as I stray into disdain of
God’s double spoken way – Amens etc

My dog pulls me from my thoughts &
I cannot catch that churchgoer’s eye
[as she has turned her head from my

stare] so I return to social distancing
as instructed/ Without Gods to guide
my retorts I’ll stay polite [of course!]