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MarPoWriMo 30

Because nothing posted
on the internet ever goes away
I noticed some new comments
on YouTube videos I recorded
five years ago in the after and
before a lonely no longer kid
banging away on a guitar
in his bedroom like quarantine
songs that meant so much to him
and still do he thinks maybe
no one else does turns out they do
and sometimes they seek out
new versions because they want
to play them on guitar themselves
maybe they seek the chord changes
inadvertently they found everything
I was feeling at the time the encroaching
abyss at the edge of finding and losing
you not sure if you knew these songs
were for you I didn’t even write them
I just lived them for five minutes or so
and recorded them for whoever to find

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher