NaPoWriMo Day 8: And Tales of Human Blood

Content Warning: Blood, donating blood, sickness. Inspired by the NaPoWriMo Website’s prompt to take a line from a poetry bot on Twitter and turn it into a poem. 

And tales of human blood,

Oh, dear digital Shelley, these are

The tales for our times

The tales of inequality and disaster

Of poverty and desperation

Of disease not actually being

The Great Leveller

As those who are more level than us

Would allow us to believe;

Tales of human blood

Given in kindness, as donations

Given in metaphor, through effort

Charity and foodbanks

Nursing and healing and caring and even

Knocking on a door

Leaving a card that says, “I’m here”

These tales of human blood

Our history

Our legacy.

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