I was going to write a post about fireworks, which are legal here, but instead a new poem.
Future Life Progression: Headlines
Local bureaucrats collect spectral taxes. Inauspicious oracles are x-rayed for evidence of myth and a semblance of rationality. The climate aspires to escapism. Surreal tree climbing takes the place of computer code. Nightmare travel for all intents and purposes. Fancy vapors. Muse vision. Vivid desert mirages of whimsy and romance. Lifelike people. Idle distortion and airy hope in satellite data. Hallucinations of safety. Fabulous inventions such as ordinary life. Greenhouse gasses create phantasmagorical sex. Illusions of equality. Everyone has his or her own utopia. Figments of the imagination reduce emissions. Conjure good health while enjoying geopolitical destabilization. Contraptions are invented to fob the impact off on our children and grandchildren.