Were We Looking For Something? / And Did We Find It?

And did
we find it?

And did
we think it might be hiding here under this unrelenting midsummer sun?

And did
we not know in our heart of hearts it would positively shriek with vulgarity?

And did
our repudiation fail to contain it?

And did
we look around hoping to restore the witless referee we’d banished from the game much earlier?

And did
we mourn that everything had been simplified to the point of almost unfathomable complexity?

And did
we fail to notice that elsewhere there was earnest rejoicing in what might only be called our comeuppance?

And did
we not name the stadium after our very own selves in hopes that would change everything?

And did
it not?

And did
weariness not set in?

And did
we express surprise to find that the hook, the line, the sinker were not returnable?

And did
we not see the big sign, “No Refunds,” when we bought this junk?

And did
we not just see the price tag on inaction has gone up yet again?