Still more news…


Journalists are trained,

taught from the beginning, 

to précis,

never to use 100 words

where 10 will do,

and yet

here they are, every morning,

filling page after page

with coronavirus news,

analysis, the latest pet theories,

words to reassure

or just to pile on worries,

anxieties, anguish, doubts

with no possibility,

or so it seems,

that the stream of verbiage

will ever run out.

In a world gone crazy

I long for précis.

Tony Earnshaw

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