7.03.2018

Independence Day 2018


Is it just my eyes
or is everything hazy now
like we are living
on the edge of a brush fire
or conversely
sending dispatches
from inside a dirty dish sponge

In this kind of haze
you must imagine the worst
in any human interaction
wanton awfulness
of which now we are capable
the kind
that refuses to be unthunk

This haze
weighs everything down
like America’s
heavy thundershirt
choking sopping tamping numbing
so we cannot even make out
the fireworks