a sequel it was
to not now darling
a farce back there
in that other homeland

involving a mistress
a mobster a mink coat

sounding all too
familiar does it not
it could be just

Not now comrade
be cooperative
in the name of
the greater good

Not now comrade
the times are not
what they should

they have changed
though the more
not necessarily
for the betterment

Not now comrade
have some compassion
if only for party and state
(don’t bite the hand)

Not now comrade
are we not
all equally

and not immune
to the temptation
of worldly goods

Not now comrade
be a darling

A higher-up in an impoverished province down Africa-South way plays the COVID-19 card for a miscreant or two.