10.27.2012

anemoi

Systems may seem normal
but everything’s fouled up,
from the weather forecast
to every private place,
not safe, with no lifelines.
When will we know
whether this time qualifies
for the label infamy
and who gets to decide?
If we leave it to posterity,
they might look back warmly
describing this as quaint
as we’ll have toppled Olympus
and various other synecdoches.