FebPoWriMo 8

On the way to work listened to podcast 
about book banning throughout history
on the way home talk of the politics
of misinformation gaining more speed
everything that seems novel has a past
if only we can train our sights to see
the problem is the past is not the past
the present more an accumulation
we cannot dig ourselves out from under
the only way we can look back is through
the ruins we navigate every day
background radiation humming backwards
trying to avoid potholes in the road
they show up every year no matter what