JulyPoWriMo 27

In the aftermath of the before times
We don’t know which way the wind is blowing
Or how many times we should spit in it
To find out if we stand any chances
To screw things up even more than we have
Which is to say that things have been much worse
In that everything that could go wrong has
Turns out that is a feature not a bug
These problems were decades in the making
Expect many more before times before
Anything which—gestures at everything
Shows any signs of any improvement
If we could only find the “any” key
Disaster movies got nothing on me

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher