JulyPoWriMo 4

Fireworks on TV 
much less satisfying than
clouds of ash and smoke

landing in your lap
obscuring the horizon
who knows who lies there

last night where they signed
the document that caused this
white noise bigots marched

by Tastykake trucks
shooed away by teargas plumes
also citizens

shout fuck around and find out

(File under: missing Philly)

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher