Turns Out

You know that career
     you always said you were meant for?
          Turns out you weren’t.
You know that trickle of water
     that falls from the faucet
          & interrupts your dreams
on an hourly basis?
     Turns out no one can fix it.
          You remember that time
in your life when everything
     was evergreen & evanescent
          and you knew it
wouldn’t last forever?
     Turns out you were right.
          You know that viral video
going around the internet
     that everyone linked to
          in self-righteousness
and indignation?
     Turns out no one watched it.
          And the incident
just keeps happening over & over
     Just like that. Huh.
          Turns out.

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher