It doesn't matter. None of it matters.
When the sun collapses and the universe
falls back upon itself, we will not have
gotten away enough to save ourselves.
The rich shall be crushed with the poets.
Tom Montag, Fairwater, Wisconsin, is most recently the author of In This Place: Selected Poems 1982-2013. In 2015, he was the featured poet at Atticus Review (April) and Contemporary American Voices (August). Home-made music is important to him: he plays once a week with a friend, for their own amusement.