relapse

Word of the Day

relapse

noun
re·​lapse | \ ri-ˈlaps, ˈrē-ˌlaps \
1 the act or an instance of backsliding, worsening, or subsiding
2 a recurrence of symptoms of a disease after a period of improvement
verb
re·​lapse | \ ri-ˈlaps \
relapsed; relapsing
intransitive verb
1 to slip or fall back into a former worse state
2 sink, subside

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Too often in a relapse,
Our defenses seem to collapse
And the best thing we can do
Is take a lot of long naps.

And if we find it’s Covid
We’re resigned to reading Ovid.
I’ll not an epic poem do.
To that, I can’t be goaded.

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