I have 10 rolls of aluminum foil in my Dollar Store basket
I know it’s foolish but it is my only recourse
Worried, nearly despondent
I clean out clearance Holiday candy
Like I don’t really care about my teeth anymore.
I have trouble focusing on what is real
What is fake news and which are suppositions.
What is bluster over bravado.
What is narcissism and what is buoyancy.
I buy foil just the same
Enough to line all my windows
In the event of The Event
It’s groundless and baseless.
Foil does not protect from nuclear fallout.
I know that.
Speculative news scrolls along a dozen store tvs.
A dozen different truths.
I go back into House Wares
And clean the shelves of foil.