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NaPoWriMo 8

I keep night daydreaming
that the worst never comes
to pass and spring arrives

in evanescent technicolor
and we return to the new
normal only it’s not normal

and we keep wearing day
pajamas which are totally
different from night pajamas

and no one goes back to work
or logs on to the internet not
even for a little bedtime apocalypse

we just go around hugging everyone
like we used to in those shows
and movies they used to film

just a few weeks ago but now
seem horribly out of date
if not downright irresponsible

because it turns out in the end
what we owe to each other
is everything we took for granted

but cannot take for granted anymore

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher