In the Bright Future


peoples of the world
will regain their memories
and imaginations

it will be a good time to be
a historian

since gone are the days
of cut throat battles for the
‘real story’

everyone has his or her own
statistics of little purges
in whichever corner of the
globe,
idiosyncrasies traced back
to childhoods,

and strange alliances made in the name
of ideals better read in paper.

peoples of the world
will regain their memories
and imaginations

as biographies of American dictators
sell like hotcakes.