Because of the ways
that governments use Covid,
where if they genuinely 'obey The Science'
they have little choice in how they respond,
then we are all living as if we are in
a reluctantly totalitarian regime;
everyone is a danger to us,
we are a potential danger to others.
What is more we can't be sure
how reluctant the totalitarianism is,
as governments give themselves power
and reduce to nearly nothing
the scrutiny of their polices.
Populist governance is like that;
politicians talk in shiny quotes
which they think have a ring to them
but sound hollow on second listening.
With so many days by ourselves,
at home not making many journeys,
we have to decide what sort of luck
it seems to be, with our living on our own.