1,401,120 Minute Streak Broken

for 2 years

7 months

29 days

I was negative


my negative thoughts

led me to trust science

rolling up my sleeve

four separate times


my negative behaviors

of being aloof and distant -

hiding in plain sight

encouraging and ensuring

negativity around me


then after 139 weeks

on 30 October 2022

my fortuity failed me


turns out that three transmittable

(unbeknownst to anyone at the time)

interactions in two closed rooms

over the course of three hours

in one day

can push the odds a little too far


three days later

on the one test I repeatedly

aced with my negativity,

two lines shining through

the plastic stick’s window

announced my first positive result

in 973 days


for one week

I percolated in my positivity

my sore throat tickle soothed with hot tea

my sneezes dosed with vitamin C

my mucus mopped up during a movie

an afternoon nap to not feel woozy


I basically had a cold


then on day 7

I returned to my negative status

the clock was reset


for 5 days

16 hours

42 minutes

and counting…

I am negative


but I will forever remain positive

in my original negative thoughts…

©2022, Bridget Magee. All Rights Reserved.


I consider the time between 1 March 2020 and 30 October 2022 the duration of my covid-free streak.

I am now a member of the One Time Club. (Hopefully one and done!)

I am eternally grateful to science and scientists for a VERY mild bout.


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