Over 50,000 lives have been lost,
A stadium full and more.
More than the number killed in the blitz,
Another parallel with the war.
Ever changing plans as we learn,
About those at risk and those who spread alike.
And with that in mind there’ll be a controlled student return,
To minimise another spike.
Does this suggest the 2nd December won’t be the end?
And the tier system won’t soon resume?
On the science and data I guess it will depend,
But I suspect they’ll say it’s too soon.
Today’s little ode is more sombre than I generally write,
To acknowledge the severity we endure.
So please let’s all stay cautious and apart,
And so we don’t lose even more.