‘Twas the night before Christmas, a week after my first dose of vaccine,

The in-laws came to visit, when they should be quarantined!

I ducked and I hid, more than 6 feet away,

They were maskless, singing carols, much to my dismay!

‘Rona was in the air, coming in my direction,

But my poor immunity had not yet reached perfection.

Dinner was served, everyone ate with glee,

I ate out on our porch, just as it hit 1 degree.

My sister-in-law, her kids told tales from a Mexico trip,

She just returned yesterday, I swear I saw her nose just drip!

Opened gifts in full PPE, can’t smell my wife’s new perfume,

Since I’m wearing 3 N95s while in our attic on Zoom.

I need to make it 2 more weeks without getting an exposure,

Why’d the holidays hit before vaccine limbo was over?!

Avoiding the younger cousins, who just returned from the bars,

Threw mistletoe out the window, wish I could isolate on Mars!

Can’t wait for shot number two, when my body’s ready to fight,

But for now Merry Christmas to all, and to all a safe night!