As the Capitol is under siege

a man jogs in the park

a mother feeds her baby

a lover sleeps

a postman delivers a notice for jury duty

a veteran asks for change

at the red light

a pharmacist administers another cotton swab

through the glass of the drive thru

CNN calls the race

the president doesn’t call them off

& watches

as his flag is flown

over the Capitol under siege

a friend calls to check in

Have you seen the news?

she asks Do you need anything from the grocery store?

another calls

I didn’t want to be alone.

a police officer takes selfies

another hands in her badge

as congress members tweet

I’m safe

the custodial staff is left to wonder where

and a pundit does their makeup

and the Ad Man wonders

What commercial shall we play next