AugPoWriMo 16

Mistakes were made
thinking the last twenty years
could be anything but wasted

the bodies will never not fall
from a burning building
from an airplane

the parallels do not stop there
refugees always arriving
only welcome when it suits us

the political climate
anathema to anything but
the misread sound bite

the misinformation campaign
the mission accomplished flag
still standing although

tattered and torn unquestioned
the answers unanswerable and
blowin’ in the wind

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher