If this were any ordinary year,
our Kati would choose us a book.
We’d read it with a thoughtful eye,
give the plot a careful look.
We’d study and we’d be prepared
to say what we thought about it.
If we didn’t like it, we’d speak up!
There’d be no doubt about it!
But this is not an ordinary year.
These times are filled with trouble.
We stay alive, we try to survive,
each in our COVID bubble.
So we look ahead to the books we’ll read
and the other things we’ll do,
and we’ll plan our next discussions
for the Year of Twenty-Two.