Social Distancing – Captain Wrongway. A Poem by Duane Anderson

The supermarket placed arrows on the aisle
floors to indicate which direction one
as supposed to travel to keep people
further apart from each other,
their attempt at social distancing,
but some didn’t understand
the concept of one-ways.
It was as if they had watched too many
Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons when
they were growing up and were acting more
like Captain Peter “Wrongway” Peachfuzz
rather than a Mr. Peabody and Sherman.
The store may have to put up one-way signs,
and hire traffic police to patrol the aisles,
giving warnings for first time violators
and fines for repeat offenders.
Yes, Captain Wrongway,
there is meaning behind the arrows.
Take note, your ship is sinking.

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