“Diseased, Decayed, and Disabused”
The virus is not literal. The virus is thematic. The virus is an overt symbol. The virus is capitalism. The virus is desperation. The virus is hunger. The virus is apathy. The virus is the system. Much of this collection centers on the endemic maladies that have plagued us long before and independent of COVID-19. Our egotism, our greed, our indifference, our selfishness, our pettiness, our brutality. Let the remedy be holistic, leaving no part of the pathology untreated.