News Break

So is it JUST ME or does the news get to be A LOT,
I’m so tired of all the chaos, people ignoring science, and Breonna Taylor was sleeping when she was shot –

never thought all the dystopian roads would cross
to be a real life episode of Black Mirror, or Lost,
But never say never I guess, nevertheless,
We dust off the hardship our shoulders, slow the angst in our chests,

and figure things out anyway we hope we can,
between the next news of a second wave, or another unjust death of another black man.

I turn down my screen’s brightness when I notice the tightness and strain my eyes feel,
And remind myself to take a real break from the next overwhelming breaking news reel. – RSM