JuneHaikuWriMo 16

Not ready to trust
humans to do the right thing
indoors or outdoors

while the numbers keep
creeping up a steady slope
I watch the pixels

accumulate as
the days turn into routine
a strange new normal

more strange than normal
but not so much that I feel
safe to trust again

just wear a damn mask
and don’t creep up behind me
waiting to buy milk

like we’re the last ones alive

By Joshua Keiter

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