I was woken and shaken up by the novel Atlas Shrugged at one point of time, and then relegated it to the basement of consciousness – as unattainable idealism.
I don’t know why the smell of yellowing pages wafted back into memory, with the news of Covid vaccine patent waivers. An industrialist at the helm of Covid vaccine production in India fled to the United Kingdom, citing unusual pressure from those in power, to deliver beyond his capacity.
The story is similar, but priorities and perspectives have changed. Life matters more than intellectual property rights.
weary battle hands
raised in total surrender
-go this way or that
it will be paradise lost
in hope of better bunkers