This virus has been a trial,
of everything we know,
now we wear a face mask,
‘most everywhere we go.

But OM-LA has been undaunted,
our forays still went on,
and we’ll keep on doing them,
after the virus is all gone.

We managed two this year,
to the corners of the state,
we’re planning two for next year,
and I think they’ll both be great!

So bring your mask if need be,
but definitely plan to attend,
we’ll find more mosses and lichens,
and have a good time to the end!

– Ray Showman
originally published in OBELISK v. 17 (2020)