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

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