"It's Just A Mask"

It's just a mask.

It's just two weeks.


It's just non-essential businesses.


It's just to keep from overwhelming the hospitals.
It's just to flatten the curve.
It's just until cases go down more.
It's just until we beat this thing.


It's just a few more weeks.

It's just the singing.  You can still meet.
It's just religious gatherings.
It's just tightly-packed indoor gatherings.
It's just indoor gatherings.
It's just non-essential gatherings.
It's just gatherings of 30 people.
It's just gatherings of 20 people.
It's just gatherings.  Do it on Zoom.

It's just until we have 2 straight weeks of declining cases.
It's just until we get more testing.
It's just until we have testing and tracing.

It's just a few more months.
It's just until we have effective therapeutics or a vaccine.

It's just until next year.


It's just until we get the temperature scanners up and running in the airports and train stations.


It's just until we've finished manufacturing and distributing the vaccine supply to your country/state/province.


It's just until we get the Personal Immunity Certification process all linked up and operational.


It's just an app.
It's just to let people know you're safe to be around.
It's just to let others know who you've been in contact with.
It's just to let people know you've been vaccinated.
It's just a
bracelet.

It only beeps if you get too close to a co-worker.
It's just the Belgians.

It's just Ford workers.

It's just Ford workers and Amazon workers.

It's only the big companies.  You can always work somewhere else.

It's just some dots of dye injected under the skin.

It's just a tiny microchip, barely the size of a grain of rice.
It's just RFID.  It's not a "computer."
It's just barely under the skin.

It's just for government employees.

It's just for corporate employees.

It's just for employees.


It's just for storing immunization history.
It's just for storing medical information.

It's just for identification.
It’s just for medical information, ID, and purchases.
It's just for medical information and purchases and certifying that you're safe to use public transportation.

It's just a few places that don't take cash.  You still can use your card.

It's just a few places that don't take cash or cards.  You can still use your legacy payment methods at most businesses.

It's just a chip.


It's just for workers in the healthcare field.
It's just so you can go to work.
It's just so you can attend school.

It's just so you can leave and reenter the country.
It’s just so you can travel between states/provinces.
It’s just so you can renew your driver’s license.
It's just so you can go shopping in person.  You still have Amazon Prime.
It’s just so you can vote.

It's just in some countries.

It's just with robust privacy, anti-fraud, and ethical standards.

 

It's just for certifying that you appearing in public doesn't pose a risk to others.

It's just so you can re-enter society.

It's just temporary border closures.

It's just for countries with high numbers of cases.

It's just for a few months at a time.

It's just until cases go down.

It's just for states/provinces with high numbers of cases.

It's just for cities and towns with high numbers of cases.

It's just temporary.

It's just for a few years.

It's just until everyone has their Immunity Certificate.

It's just until everyone has their chip.
It's just until we've achieved
full vaccination compliance.

 

 

It's just for public safety.  It's legal and constitutional.

It's just a few side effects.
It's just a small percentage of people.

It's just a test.

It's just voluntary self-quarantine.

It's just forced quarantine at home.

It's just forced quarantine in a "managed isolation facility."

It's just FEMA.

It's just for the non-compliant.

It's just for those who flaunt the rules.

It's just for a few weeks.

It's just until the tests say you're negative.
 

It's just for protecting others from hate speech.
It's just for protecting others from
harmful misinformation.
It's just for a small number of the  worst offenders.
 


It's just for the videos that spread harmful misinformation.
It's just for the
websites that promote harmful misinformation.
It's just for the
people who publish harmful misinformation.

It’s just the conspiracy videos.
It's just the conspiracy websites.
It's just the conspiracy theorists.

It's just a Facebook Group.
It's just your Facebook account.

It's just a suspension.

It's just your Twitter account.  You can make another one.
It's just your website.
It's just your email account.
It's just your internet service.
It's just your mobile service.

They're just the contact tracers.

They're just the Contact Tracers.

They're just the Department/Ministry of Biological Security.

It's just a subpoena.

It's just a statue.

It's just once a day.

It's just him.

It's just a few more years.

It's just until we've eradicated the virus.

It's just until we've eradicated all death.

It's just until we've mastered human cloning and uploaded our minds onto hard-drives, so that, if we die from the virus, we'll have backup copies of ourselves.

It's just until the world is perfect.

It's JUST A MASK.

What are you so upset about?

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This poem was inspired by a much shorter and simpler version I discovered on Twitter, which I then expanded.  If you know who the author of the original is, please tell me at theearthparty@outlook.com so I can give credit.

Like this poem?  Check out Green Eggs and Gates.

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