i’ve fished for fresh blood
for flesh and blood
blood, the non-stagnant type
to bring life to this flatlining
place so many of us call home

we’ve received some applicants
blood that wants in
but we must check blood type
and confirm it is virus free.

worse than life-bringing blood is the type that looks like such but when the gates are opened and the fresh let in the body rejects it and spits it out where it is then of no use to anyone at tall.