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Wooo-hooo! 2020 is finally gone

And not a moment too soon!

To say it brought a few challenges

Is like calling the sea a lagoon.

Stores are out of Lysol wipes,

Six feet is now the new rule.

Toilet paper cannot be found,

We wear masks and do virtual school.

Alas, as we enter the year twenty-one

Many things remain quite the same.

I still keep a distance and cover my face,

Staying safe is the name of the game.

But with this new year comes a new point of view,

One as vital as alcohol gel—

Please remember that life comes with no guarantee

It is fragile.…it’s short. Live it well.


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Holli Singleton

Holli SingletonHolli Singleton is the Assistant Director of Safety & Health Services at NC State Industry Expansion Solutions. In addition to managing the services offered by the Safety and Health Specialists, she develops and presents workplace safety and health education courses, conducts worksite assessments and provides occupational safety and environmental assistance to employers throughout the southeastern region of the United States.