5 Oct, 2020

A ferris wheel, apparently spinning out of control.
Photo by Guillermo Latorre on Unsplash

Out of Control

This year
the day is today and I can’t remember yesterday
or tomorrow.

Last year
things felt more connected, as if actions had an effect
on outcomes.

This year
I feel trapped in a hamster wheel, where nothing can really
matter or happen.

Next year
I can’t begin to predict how we’ll exist, either in this cage
or outside it.

This year
all I expect is the very next step, as the treadmill spins
out of control.

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