JuneHaikuWriMo 19

History happened
even if you haven’t heard
there’s still time to learn

You might benefit
unknown unseen unstated
from your ignorance

That is no excuse
for avoiding this judgment—
As James Baldwin said:

Most people are not
in action worth very much
yet every human

is a miracle—treat them
as such but protect

against disasters
they all incontestably,
alas, have become

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher