The Global Vaccine Poem: Here's My Arm
My name is Debra-Lynn Hook. I live in Kent. I have leukemia. I am a writer and a photographer who has survived this past year by expressing myself.
Here’s My Arm
The way some people view my hesitance about you: I am an anti-American anti-vaxxer.
The way I view it: I am a discerning consumer, especially when it comes to what I put in my body.
The way some people view my waiting for the one-shot Johnson and Johnson: I should take the first vaccination that becomes available.
The way I see it: It makes perfect sense that I want to hold out for one set of side effects, instead of two.
I have chronic lymphocytic leukemia, CLL, cancer of the immune system.
Please understand. Things don’t affect me the way they do others.
Yet even if I was in perfect health, I believe my questions and concerns shouldn’t brand me as an irresponsible human being, but a responsible one.
No offense. OK?, dear vaccine.
Here’s my arm.