JulyPoWriMo 22

The fourth wave
sounds incongruous
to flattening the curve

which never really
worked out when
you think about it

just a long roller coaster
of denial that the next
crest will be any smoother

than the last
we’re all in this together
which is why some of us

keep putting masks on
while others wait and see
when it will be their turn

to face facts infection
is inevitable for those
who don’t believe in science

or anything really why else
insist on dying so rapidly
inherently unnecessarily

a miracle those who are
holding it together keep
holding us together

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher