Panning During the Pandemic

An old timer pans for gold during the pandemic.

He pans a coastal stream that carries flakes

down the watershed to gleam at the ocean’s edge.

A gold miner at dawn on the beach!

He’s got the gold bug!

Wishing for a strike!

Hope of hope to get into the money

and start singing:

We’re in the money/ we’re in the money

The classic show tune from The Gold Diggers,

sung by Ginger Rodgers with her golden smirk,

in the Depression, 1933, FDR Year 1,

a sunrise of a year in America.

Freedom from fear FDR promised.

He delivered.

Look what our President today promises

while he rakes in the gold

to decorate his boudoir.

He delivered as well.