RIP Unprecedented

Here lies Unprecedented.

He lived well a long life filled with love, laughter, and a shocking number of impressive firsts. Yes there was a smattering of inaugural blunders as well, but the good always outweighed the bad for Unprecedented until the year 2016; That’s when things took a turn for the worse. It began like most years, but as time wore on the reality he was witnessing began to take a toll on his health. His love affair with the news was shattered one soul crushing story at a time until finally he had to turn away in horror. He considered changing his name. Unprecedented used to be associated primarily with fundamentally good things. The onslaught of cardinal abhorrence left him ashamed and dismayed of the moniker he once donned with pride. By 2020 Unprecedented had experienced an alarming number of cardiac events leading up to the big one on January 6th 2021 that would finally take his life. Today we lay Unprecedented down for a much needed rest on a hill overlooking a sea of tranquil waters. In his honor we vow to vindicate his name by restoring the good that was once Unprecedented!

RIP Unprecedented.

©Dani

2/5/2021

Insurrection

Hot winds howl and whip about

Parched trees sway frantically in the heat

It’s January, new normal?

Collectively we wait… breath held after the attack on our Capitol…for our newly elected leaders to be sworn in.

A majority of us fear all manner of mayhem might ensue before we can begin to exhale…

Even then we ponder what it will take to exorcise the cancer that has infected our nation.

A lesion we have attempted to cut out before has grown back seemingly more virulent. Clearly we did not get it all!

In fact, if we’re honest?

There are far too many among us who silently, secretly, fed the contagion insuring its survival.

I choose to be among those who will fight to contain and hopefully one day eradicate this disease of hatred from the country that I love.

1-16-2021

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