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JulyPoWriMo 28

The likelihood it will get worse before
It gets better seems approximately
Appropriate to the circumstances
The same way the dark is darkest ahead
Of the dawn if you’re chasing horizons
You could expect that the dawn never comes
Because it is always midnight somewhere
But in this case midnight is everywhere
And we are waiting for the dawn to come
Despite evidence to the contrary
Just a bit of graffiti on the walls
Maybe a firework set off at random
Could be an assault on the government
It’s not—but that’s where all your freedoms went

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher