• It is one thing
  • To lose.
  • It is another thing
  • To be lost.
  • It is something
  • Entirely devastating
  • To be forgotten.

The Last Day of Summer

Photo by Frank Oberle

A bulleted list.

  • Breathe
  • Stare into the middle distance
  • Close your eyes and sigh
  • Open your eyes and sigh
  • What is the world coming to
  • An end
  • Will the soil and the shores burn
  • The fascists are coming
  • They’re here
  • Did they open the camps
  • Got the neighbors down the street
  • Don’t forget the milk
  • And the bread
  • And the children
  • Dinner plans
  • Breathe