Getting the Vaccine Today Poem (COVID)

We are going to Bellevue Hospital

South Lobby 26th and First

for our first vaccine.  This has not been

an easy process, additional pandemic anxiety

making this appointment (we called at 12:01

AM as per a tip from Next Door online

neighborhood personals column)  got the appointment

yesterday when I was coming home from the dentist

I missed a call from Bellevue Hospital no message

tried to call back thinking they were going to

cancel the appointment a tape said If You Got a Call

from Bellevue We Will Probably Call You Back.  They

actually said probably.  We waited and then

they did call back said they might be out

of the vaccine by Monday.  Come in tomorrow

morning instead, they said.

Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.


  1. “Probably” ? I am shaking my head. So much anxiety. So much uncertainty. And, mostly, did you get it today? Hope so! I got mine last week! Be ready for a sore arm but Probably that is all… 😉

  2. “not an easy process” may be the understatement of 2020 and 2021. rob calls the process “the casino”
    but congratulations and i trust it will now go well.
    AND good karma: we got our appts. last night – in albany in february!


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