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JanPoWriMo 14

At the Wegmans there was a line
preventing entry into the front door
it took some shuffling around
in my double mask to get
to the paper product aisle but there
I was unimpeded able to stock up
on all the disposable tree waste
I easily spent weeks wondering how
to acquire at the beginning of this
shitshow apparently some people
in the middle of the country not here
still don’t trust science enough
to believe they should take the life
protecting shot in the arm thinking
their own googleable research somehow
supersedes every authoritative measure
it might be easier to ignore them
if they would stop commenting
in long disposable paragraphs
you have to scroll past just to exist
where’s the snooze button for society

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher