NaPoWriMo 7

This afternoon
I woke from my nap
and listened to

one of the few
trusted historians
in this timeline

discuss the history
of voter disfranchisement
(hint it goes way back)

while pictures appeared
in the same timeline
of people standing

humans with breath
and kindness to spare
keeping their distance

in lines too long to fathom
with masks as protection
the historian ended

her talk with hope

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher