Tuesday, March 29, 2022


The results 
are in—

but the conclusion 
is awkward:

hundreds of millions 
of people 
now living 

are determined 
they're all going to live 

The catch is:
eternity doesn't mean 
what it used to. 

In this overcrowded, 
overheating stockade 
of a waiting room 

in which pointing 
to a lack of evidence 
against you is a worldview,

the only definition 
of forever 
worth clinging to 

is one second longer 
than the sap 
seated next to you.