Electoral Flurry 2020

A cold November morning delivers the promise of a brighter tomorrow

The winds of change are brisk, clean and decisive though long in coming…

Finally I can breathe…

We’re on a roll here in the U.S. electing the best and worst of leaders in the same decade.

Funny, not funny how those pendulums can swing so far in either direction.

We’re setting precedents too, going against our racist patriarchal past, but there are many among us who would see us burn before acquiescing to progressive change.

So we revel for a moment in the hard fought win, before succumbing to the tumultuousness of the tough tasks ahead, as we build back better a deeply divided nation from the ravages of an abusive narcissistic president and the ilk that supported him.

©Dani Heart

11-7-2020

Well Maaaybeee…

Delta Dawn, Angie Baby, I Am Woman, we belted out as teenagers up in your room. We were ready for life to be different, better, than what we had come to know as normal. I wanted equality, empowerment, women’s rights, and I thought you did too.

Perhaps like Angie we were living in a world of make believe?

Since then our paths could not have been more divergent.

You support ideologies that would take women back 100 years and I support the opposite.

I miss those teenagers their whole lives in front of them. We were on the same page for a minute it seemed.

Like much of America, so divided and polarized now, I wonder if there is any chance of opposing sides finding common ground and coming together for the good of the nation.

Well maaaybeee…

©Dani Heart

10-28-2020

Movement

Never before 2016 has political news turned my

bowls to water…

The frequency of this occurrence in 2020 would have  

me diagnosed with IBS should I seek a doctor’s care.

My body is not the problem though; it is merely an indicator…of fear…

of a country gone insane with hatred, vitriol and murder.

of our democracy in peril.

of a possible existence I have only seen in foreign lands

of the reversal of my marriage

of the end of life and my country as I have known it.

I think my body’s telling me to get moving, get involved.

I always vote, but now I’m activated!

©Dani Heart

9-26-2020