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A new project looks to tap into the hope that comes with finally getting a COVID-19 vaccine through poetry.

The Global Vaccine Poem: Step Back

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My name is Mary Greer, and I live in Shalersville Township north of Kent. I am a grandmother, and I am so grateful that my husband and I have made it through this year all the way to spring. So grateful.

Step Back

Dear vaccine, on behalf
of old vaccinated people everywhere
last night I dropped a line to Death,
that arbiter of time,
that preachy and insatiable realist,
and said, “Step back, recalculate,
O taskmaster of the soul.
Not so fast, not so fast.”