s.n.a.f.u. (or anticipated expectations are often a let down)

ignorance of history
ignorance of the effects of
and situation
doom cubed

via media
seems like the actors are well rehearsed and
their fixed pattern fits well

tick-tock clockwork characters
promise changes…
send thoughts and prayers…
reduce taxes…
increase taxes…
while lives tumble
while infrastructures crumble
ignorance prevails—
situation normal all fouled-up

Paul Cech has been writing poetry since 1970. Several of his poems have been published as Saturday Poems in the Pittsburgh- Post Gazette and the Thomas Merton Center of Pittsburgh has published several of his poems in NewPeople. Read other articles by Paul.