Expectations of a Future – Alameda County Fair

Silver Ribbon This year was my first time entering the Alameda County Fair. They treat their poets really well there. Each exhibiting poet was invited to read their poem or poems at the fair. If you’re a poet in the bay area, I’d highly recommend entering next year. The fair was loads of fun, too!

My poem, “Expectations of a Future” is on display ther until July 9th, so if you can make it to Pleasanton, go check it out. It won a Silver Award rosette. I uploaded a video of my reading to my Youtube.

Expectations of a Future

We are but overgrown children,
souls colliding,
trained in a time that no longer exists
for a world that never will,
stumbling through our days
with outdated road maps,
clinging to memories
of a previous normality,
encountering the fallacies
of an unpredictable future,
learning to bounce.

D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang of Vallejo, CA is the author of nine poetry collections, including 2016's Poet Loiterer which Kirkus Reviews described as containing "Free-spirited ideals couched in fairly infectious rhymes." She enjoys performing her poems at open mics and entering them in county fairs.