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SeptPoWriMo 1

What if we have run
completely out
of novelty

a world without war
or hundred year floods
or bodily autonomy

a boiling frog
only learns it is water
with remnants of memory

to know it might not
have been this way
driving into flood waters

from the vantage of a basement

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher