Earth Day 2020 Poet's Note: April 22 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Earth Day is an annual celebration on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for “environmental protection.” There is a long list of requirements for this year’s celebrations... some of us may be taking part unwittingly. by Susan Jarvis Bryant I won’t drive my car, book a flight on a plane; I won’t take a cab or a trip on a train. I’ll shun fun beach picnics, each sea turtle’s nose is safe from the peril my soda straws pose. I won’t bless my butt with an angel-wing zing; the scourge of compostable leaves is my thing. I’ll rein in wild snorts with a mask; I’ll be spurred to gallop away from the rest of the herd. I won’t feast on meat, that sweet treat’s out of reach; I’ll choke down raw beets and the odd garden leech. I’ll mope here in blackness in blue Wu-Flu-ville; there’s no hope in hell that I’ll pay my light bill. I’m saving the earth, let the planet rejoice; I’m Eco-Boudicca---I’ve no bloody choice! Such Things by Caud Sewer Bile Though back in January some were censored and were mocked, and chastised for the thoughts they brought forth, by the twitter mobs, for raising just the possibility this plague's disease came from a lab in Wuhan, and leaked accidentally... or otherwise. But now it seems that scientists are joining the parade of those who now believe that COVID-19 is man-made, like Doctor Luc Montagnier, who discovered HIV, along with Francois Barré-Sinoussi in 83... and other guys. Though Indian researchers tried to publish their results that showed the genome had another virus in its midst, they too were pressured and were censored; they had to withdraw their paper and analysis; the pressure was too raw. But others now believe it is the case it is man-made; in order to insert the HIV sequence displayed molecular tools are required, and that must be done within a lab'ratory, like the one found in Wuhan. Though many deaths may come because of Chinese tinkering, the good news, it may die out; nature doesn't like such things.