predicted transformative snow
that would drape white
coats over the entire Midwest:
some rely on statistics, but in the context
of altered seasons, reason
informs the reluctant.
Fauci has no doctor/patient relationship
with the American people.
The collateral ex-chief signs no
refuses all latent disclosures so
it takes an octogenarian in a
with history and neutral numbers
to deftly gather awareness,
like flakes that accumulate
until the depth is as undeniable as
imploring caution to mitigate
Skulk effortlessly around the internet,
react to the unfit guise,
of the wandering mental
ellipses in this
schism of frozen lakes,
staying so far from each other,
gated, cowered, waiting for the thaw.
is a Minneapolis poet, fiction writer, and former print journalist from the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars. He’s Managing Editor for Poets Reading the News (PRTN) literary magazine and he litigates.
His poems have appeared in New Verse News, JMWW, Cagibi, Silver Blade, Crack the Spine, Dash, Mikrokosmos, North Dakota Quarterly, Eclectica, Writers Resist, Sheepshead, Mizmor Anthology (2019), PRTN, Ginosko, Door Is A Jar, Raven’s Perch, Main Street Rag, and Brooklyn Review.