JulyPoWriMo 12

Everything is on the verge of being 
so much more awful and normal right now
easy to neglect the headlines shouting
each one is more important than the last
when they are just the latest version of
summer repeats the long running building
collapse the casual insurrections
sabotaging how people are counted
the ones who took the wait and see approach
seeing their way into the waiting room
followed by the ER if they’re lucky
ninety nine percent doing something wrong
the silent majority full of shit
the rest of us just getting back to it

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher