Finally, and when everyone has had
their 15 minutes,
we’ll’v run out of time
for thoughts and prayers
and hopes and cares.

He will distract angels and hope
for fear of truths,
from children and children
lost in nightmares
and tears from pain.

Tap tap tap to ring for shame
of a lost connection,
and alone we die
waiting for change
that will never come.

ABC-5:46pm, Sunday 2/25/18