the question recently arose
about thresholds and impacts
How do we know?
When do we know-know?

i, for one, am hesitant to ask
appearances being what they are
where i have to play the one
with more answers than questions

that thing i said about loneliness
it’s not what i meant
but, still, i might actually
outlive all the other ones

an ambitious agenda
never to go to waste
as our most liberal president
the king of the americas

it’s never over until
they shut the lights & locks the doors
When do we know?
How do we know-know?