They traveled.

They had fun.

They knew the warnings of

Visiting the southern sun.

Memories are plentiful.

Lots of photos from what they’ve seen.

But what if they brought back

COVID-19?

What sympathy are we to have

For those who went away?

Knowing the risks

At home, they didn’t stay.

Irresponsible or foolish.

Their time away would not be stalled.

Now we wonder

What should they be called?

They’re joined at the hip

By those who did party.

Day or night

Knock ‘em back hearty.

Not to worry, they say

They’re young and strong

Even if they get sick

It won’t be for long.

The unseen person

They later pass

Isn’t so lucky

For them, days no longer last.

What sympathy are we to have

For those who had nights out?

Knowing the risks,

Themselves, they thought about.

Irresponsible or foolish.

Their parties would not be stalled.

Now we wonder.

What should they be called?