Week 69’s Trifecta challenges us to use Webster’s third given meaning of the word infect:
3a : contaminate, corrupt (the inflated writing that infects such stories)
b : to work upon or seize upon so as to induce sympathy, belief, or support (trying to infect their salespeople with their enthusiasm) We are allowed 33-333 words.
As always the Trifecta challenges me to explore new and scary terrain. This entry fits that description on two levels: I don’t write poetry and I am an atheist. The subject for this one evolved from a recent conversation with a respected friend.