Mask Maker, Mask Maker
Make me a mask
Make sure it’s strong
So it can last
Mask maker mask maker
Make it look good
So I can go get TP

Mask maker, mask maker
I’ll bring a pail, you bring the broom
We aren’t in jail!
Cleaning the house though I’m longing to be
Out shopping for more TP

For Papa, make his in color
For Mama, make hers N95
For me, well, I wouldn’t holler
If I know these masks will help them survive! 

Mask maker, mask maker
Find the right cloth
It’s not a hard task
Folding and cutting
And printing 3D
Are methods that work for me. 

Mask maker, mask maker
You know that I’m
Still very young,
I’d like to survive
Up to this minute
I misunderstood
That we could be stuck for good!

Dear Fauci, I’m going mental
Each time DJT gives us lies
It’s not that I’m sentimental
It’s just that I’m terrified

Mask maker, mask maker
Thanks for your time
Find the right pattern
On web and online
Facing this virus
I think we’ve all learned
That shortcuts don’t work
So cover your face
Stay in your place
Keep keeping on
Please maintain that space
And send me the perfect mask!

Mask-maker, mask-maker,
Make me a mask,
Find me a find,
Catch me a catch
Mask-maker, mask-maker,
Look through your Zoom,
And make me a perfect mask

Mask-maker, mask-maker,
I’ll bring the string,
You bring the cloth,
Classy – no bling.
Make me protected for all else to see,
The best of our PPE.

For papa, make it in color,
For mama, make it N95;
For me, well, I wouldn’t holler
If it were the kind that helps them survive!

Mask-maker, mask-maker,
Make me a mask,
Find me a find,
Catch me a catch
Night after night in the dark I’m alone
[Repeat: And day after day in the house I’m alone] So find me a mask,
Of my own.…

Thank you Sarah, Shawn and Bernardo, for your story! “Inside Our Time” digital series: