Supreme leader

Pilate washed his hands
for 20 seconds
with cheap sanitiser
bought by the gallon
before the plague came

He washed his hands
for 20 seconds
singing ‘happy birthday to me’
congratulating himself
on his genial leadership

After Pilate washed his hands
for 20 seconds
he declared he would not wear a face mask
‘my hands are clean’

What would presidents
prime ministers
dictators
kings
queens
jezus
think if he did?

Pilate washed his hands
without a face mask
for 20 seconds
and never wondered
what they would think if he didn’t

Genius!

They shall know I am The Lord

NaPoWriMo.net provided a 20 step prompt today. I tried it, got some sentences I liked, but couldn’t make something out of it that worked. Step 10 was “Use a piece of talk you’ve actually heard (preferably in dialect and/or which you don’t understand).” That step inspired this poem. I don’t understand why the leader of the country that’s hit the worst by the corona virus would not want to give the best possible example to the people in the country.

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