I’m in the kitchen, mixing dough
for bread, without a way to measure out
the flour, the milk, one egg or two
how will I know the way
to measure the unknown?
they say that there’s
a promising trend, flattening the curve
but the man in the shiny suit
with a wide, red tie
touches the screen and magically,
the graph rises like a 747
but that’s in America and Italy
so we must be winning
how good is Australia
but what’s the competition
and how do you win?
how do you measure
the weight of a human soul
if the ashes of a cremated life
weigh the same as a newborn baby?