2021-01-29T12:28:23-05:00January 28th, 2021|Musings on life|

The limitations of history books

The future will look back
and summarize us

the story of a pandemic
that stole a year.

We will shout

it wasn’t like that
it was worse
it was messier
it was fine

but the history books
can only fit so many words

so our voices
will simply be felt as wind

the same way we feel the ghosts
who came before
shouting down at us
whipping trees in protest
every time we dare recap
with tidy words
something as littered with bones
and strange glory
as war.

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