The Saving Eureka

Last night my jaw tightened like a vice

as I wandered cluttered city streets

with all cars swapped for electric scooters  

and each marquee left blank, letters

piled in various curses on the ground.

Police dedicated most enforcement

to the Plastic Straw Law and

disposable cameras were the only

ones sold, in dark bodegas

catering to the super rich. I looked

for my pill man everywhere,

but each corner I turned

was a redux as I mumbled along,

the newest plague starting  

to climb the center skyscraper,

necessity intensifying before

I woke with a scream to begin halting

destroying myself again.

KG Newman is a sportswriter who covers the Colorado Rockies for The Denver Post. His first two collections of poems, While Dreaming of Diamonds in Wintertime and Selfish Never Get Their Own, are available on Amazon. The Arizona State University alumnus is on Twitter @KyleNewmanDP and more info and poems can be found at He lives in Castle Rock, Colo., with his wife and two kids.

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