Johnson & Johnson, 1 dose. Return to normal, they say. With the vaccine in my blood - Will I still feel this way? The needle enters my skin - The injection site swells. I sleep better vaccinated - While this feeling swims in my cells. When the vials are empty - When everyone has their shot - Will we disregard the dead? Will their absence be an afterthought? Herd immunity reached - Arenas overflow anew. I can remove my mask now - I can’t remove what we’ve been through. When the pandemic ends - When we’ve all been exposed - Will it all be forgotten? Will we keep our eyes closed? Johnson & Johnson, 1 dose. The United States of catastrophe. Our nation must learn something from this; A vaccine can’t wipe my memory.