I don’t feel safe anymore
Wildfires burned down to the lake
Are we next?

I’ve worked at Fortress Capital twenty-two years
Stocks and bonds never soared this high
If there’s a crash, do I make twenty-three?

They closed the library at my kid’s school
No funds for the tutors she needs to learn
If I lose my job, who will pay?

Covid nearly killed my mother
Breathes through a clear tube stuck in her nose
Will health care be there when she gets sicker?

I read about strange forests, droughts
Ice floes crashing into dead seas
Computers that think faster than us
I’m not doing anything
Things do me

I still think we have a chance
We see a great leader
He’s got real answers
Knows what’s what and tells us what’s true
I’m hoping he’ll take over