Day 1,061 (of this president)

Photo by Yuris Alhumaydy on Unsplash

this madness, let us sleep
louder and ruder by day
division and diversion

but we won’t look away

my eight year old wants to know
on our drive home 
how did he get elected, mama?
that is a great question, love

we cannot even keep up
there is not even a way to explain it 
to myself

but I remember day one
how can we forget that rainy 
upside down
clown show

refusing to watch
but then sneaking a glance
the curiosity outweighing the protest

the fury unearthed 
better than the lunchroom gossip

if this is US history
will we survive long enough
to say we were there for the nightmare?

when at last will we stop?

if numbers actually don’t 
matter so much
why should we show our work in math?

if the truth is an illusion
what is the point of learning?


© Samantha Lazar 2019