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SeptPoWriMo 20

Seeing those pictures from the farewell tour 
seems we have leaped far into the future
the text from those memes claiming the year of
your birth is as far from World War Two as
it is from now just another cruel joke
played by the decades on the years as if
to say it is all accelerating
this pandemic lasting nine months times two
overtaken the hundred year old one
not in proportion to population
leave that up to our imaginations
the people we have not seen grown so old
visible now as a moth to a flame
loss is just another word for our name

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher