Meaning-Making Must Wait (Notes on 2020 – 6)

Official agencies have fifteen days
to issue implementation guidelines,
though, tonight, there is little interest in
augmenting the music by committee.

No one counts the number of times
they, like Pilate, have washed their hands;
being more comfortable creating community 
connection from the comfort of the couch.

The seamless flow of setting boundaries
creates the embrace of imperfection,
a chance for one of those mornings 
spent on the wonderful edge of darkness.

For there is a peace brought on by 
a sense of inadequacy to perfection
when typical coping methods
and resources are overwhelmed.

The loss at the heart of disaster
makes lament valuable and
meaning-making must wait
as we habituate to survive.

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