She didn’t get her visa, even at last appeal.
All summer’s plans annulled
A body released through a trapdoor
Wrenched back – lifeless – by a noose.
First World problems, nevertheless
None of whose consequences can deprive us of a future, shelter
Only of comfort.
Back at the talking shop, we discuss expectations of how our lives ought to unfold
Reinforced by the Gospel of American can-doism, therefore will-doism
Carefully skirting away from won’t-happenism
What if you were not to expect as much
In a society where others have been trained to expect the most?
Would you tame the wolves?
Or be devoured by them?