what a very long fucking day
one of many and more on the way
there should be an ombudsman
for days like this
« messieurs-dames,
I don’t recall signing up
for this shit »

guessing the reply would
respectfully insist
on contractual obligations
and the smallest of small print:
« madame, you chose to take
your first breath;
take thus the rest
and whatever goes with. »

ombudsman, known as god?
I wish.
with faith
comes rhyme or reason
at least; respite
in spite
of days like this.