Looking Forward by JD DeHart

Waiting for the toes
to dry.  Waiting
for the balding exterminator
to get my house
sprayed down in the sun.
Waiting for the dog to stop
barking, start speaking,
act for himself for once.
Waiting for the world to
(choke) become a better
place (something like that).
I realize I will wait a while,
then just return to my same
old activity of smarting off,
constructing metaphors
for ennui, waiting for a
heroic trumpet of insight.


JD DeHart is a writer and teacher. He has recently been nominated for Best of the Net, and his chapbook, The Truth About Snails, is available on Amazon.


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