So Far, So Good

One out of every three Americans experienced the effects of climate change this summer. One out of every five Americans has died of Covid.

There are more homeless families on the street now than ever, as corporations and speculators buy up property and raise rents beyond the means of the average wage earner.

Billionaires are riding penis rockets into space as parents go hungry to provide medicine for their kids.

Misdirected anger and hate fill the airwaves, as the wolves salivate in anticipation of their final assault on whatever is left of democracy.

And the few sane members of our elected leadership haggle about procedure.

The political landscape looks a lot like Germany's in the 1930s.

And we, stunned and impotent, wait for news about booster shots and the fall lineup of our favorite TV shows.

"Reminds me of a fella I knew back home who fell of an eight-story building. As he was falling, people on every floor kept hearing him say, 'So far, so good. So far, so good,'"' Steve McQueen in The Magnificent Seven (1960).

An old freak looking for a way to survive in a world I no longer understand, but through my writing, pretend I do.