Patient Zero

I am the chosen one-
the chosen one-
chosen to bring about equality,
chosen by G-d,
or nature,
or sheer chance,
chosen to humble the rich and
free the poor from their ails,
chosen to bring men together in the commonality of
suffering,
chosen to –
oh, god, the pain –
chosen to bear this virulence,
chosen to spread it to one, then another, and witness exponential
growth, exponential terror,
I am the chosen one-
existentially terrifying,
completely unknowing,
praying to
the blind idiot fiddler who plays a song that
dooms us all,
the chosen one,
who will birth a billion deaths
through blood alone,
through the firm chance of carelessness,
I am the chosen one

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