AugPoWriMo 22

The continued apocalypse requires
An increasing level of resilience
Found to be anathema to humans
If not extrinsic to corporations
Content to go on selling our feelings
Back to us for profit we’ll never see
As long as we can make the pie higher
For someone we thank you for your service
You who are the true heroes among us
Achieving what we never would ourselves
For we poured concrete into our bunkers
Long before toilet paper left our shelves
A week of hope on TV can’t replace
Cynicism keeping us in our place

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher