JulyPoWriMo 16

Extraordinary measures find us here
Defining an abundance of caution
As the positive absence of lacking
All sense of decorum thrown to the waves
There is no way out not even sideways
Or pretending numbers unreported
Somehow do not count like all the people
You pass by the street exchanging glances
Pretending to smile underneath your mask
Like saying we’re all in this together
Though the one percent will find a profit
On untested remedies out of reach
The spoils are growing along with the war
The bean counter does not tick anymore

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher