Without an agreement in hand
The reps leave with their demands
Back to their hometowns and states
Stuck in relief stalemate.
For now we peddle and drown
In a sea of virus and sounds
Of coughing without masks despite
The weeks between now and respite.
Six hundred fifty thousand
Businesses borrowed billions of bucks.
Was it strip clubs? Baseball?
Or all the above?
‘Yes’ is the answer!
Because everyone won
(Except the small Black businesses
Who might not survive long).
A rebound from the stimulus
Seen in stocks and SKUs.
Juice economy with dollar bills,
A trillion or two.
The DOW jumped over 5%
On hearing this good news.
Gold and gas and ten-year bonds,
The S&P soon followed suit.
FDR is smiling down
For we’re fighting nail and tooth.
But does this bill have the bite to fight
What else COVID can do?