NaPoWriMo 2020 Poem #25: Sanitize Your Mind

By Daniel Paiz

Sometimes you just have to have fun with it. You have to vent, you have to unravel and release some pent-up energy. There’s no rhyme or reason when it comes to NaPoWriMo, it’s what you make of it. There are volumes upon volumes of other platitudes I could divulge about committing to your craft or passion and that’s where they’ll stay. I’m not selling anything other than my writing skill set.

I hope you enjoy every entry that you’ve come across. Each one has been fun to write for me, and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.

Sanitize Your Mind

Breaking headlines you should read all about it,

pour all that hand sanitizer outta your jacket

and insert the intravenous internally, just jack it!

Practice no distancing that’s anti-social,

charge more so frontline can go postal,

roast those in need of help and claim oppression,

suggest this worse than the combination of

slavery and segregation,


You didn’t want this vacation it’s an invasion,

of your spoiled-ass attitude that’s been intact,

crack your backs not bats when you protest,

are your forwarding societal progress yet,

looking like extras for irreverent 90s films

that were supposed to be ridiculing flicks of jest,

lose the false anger and rebellion you’re not entitled to,

before I Lysol your eyes so you can clean your view,


is your spleen in two, or did you rupture your pinky too,

it’s too late in the spring for snowflakes to be so rude,

I’m not saying stop working,

I mean you’re getting paid to do so in pajamas sipping booze,

Brad and Becky you’re acting like you’re wage-less too,

Did you read or learn a thing or two,

instead of Happy hours on Zoom,

I haven’t even started with you conspiracy theorists who yet to have proof


No one needs to be told this profits the wealthy while that’s another $100 you lose.


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