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 kgnewman.com. He lives in Castle Rock, Colo., with his wife and two kids.