Dolly Parton’s apparently keeping busy in quarantine by writing poetry. On Thursday, the country icon shared an Instagram video that shows her reciting her newly penned piece, titled “This Too Shall Pass.” The poem pokes fun at the stresses of being cooped up with loved ones.
“This too shall pass, as all things will / If the virus don’t kill us, the stay-at-home will,” Parton’s poem goes. “The kids are bored and restless / They scream and yell and squawk / and the teens and tweens, they’re just plain mean / they bite your bleepin’ head off,” she began. Parton even pokes fun at politics when she says, “And all those lovin’ couples that were once so sweet and cozy / now the fight like cats and dogs, like Donald and Pelosi.” It ends with Parton praying for a coronavirus cure “in the form of a shot or a pill / ‘Cause if the virus don’t kill us, the stayin’ home will.”