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JulyPoWriMo 12

Maybe we’ve discovered that we don’t need
To travel as much as we did before
At least not in our physical bodies
Because I travel to the precincts of
My childhood at least as much as I did
On business trips to conferences that
Did nothing to improve my networking
Skills as you can tell I’m all alone here
Dreaming incessant dreams unremembered
That move at least a million miles an hour
Forgotten houses and acquaintances
Populating each unwaking moment
Like the pandemic wasn’t happening
How close they are to each other and me

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher