OctPoWriMo 3

Maybe the worst article predictions 
in that tab you kept open for a week
hesitating to read because depressed
will not come to pass at least not the way
you have doomscrolled these months with abandon
knowing things could get worse and of course have
continued in that angst uncertain way
you might never see your people again
only wonder where they land on the graph
that show things improving in slower ways
venues open unrecognizable
nobody goes anymore—too crowded
how to make the best out of a failed state
problems arrived early now it’s too late