JanPoWriMo 5

Never underestimate 
the power of a year
passing with little more
than dread remaining
in stasis as recollection
takes you back to what
seems to be ongoing
epiphany insurrection
this time legislation in
lieu of private jet riots
democracy on the brink
why not stay in house
for five instead of ten days
this will not be on the test
voting is either right or
it does not matter who counts
each one is on their own
to decide to look away
as the lifeline goes vertical
extending the viral horizon
sunsetting indefinitely

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher