An age of witness

Some coffee, some cake,
and settle in while
the kettle cools, and
don’t forget to make it
gluten free,

while you scroll through
images of devastation,
death and destruction,

your in-text finger
itching for action.

Another sip
— is it too early for wine?
Such corporate misbehavior
must be punished, and here,
a public figure, untrue, imperfect.

Some semblance of decorum
must be maintained, if for
no other reason than
to provide a benchmark for outrage.

Outside, daylight
is dying.