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

Doom-scrolling a 2020 Rhapsody

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You open facebook…

Wait what?, Omg, WTF!?, face palm, Holy Crap! This can’t be happening???

You scroll past 2 posts…maybe…if you’re lucky…

Wait what?, Omg, WTF!?, face palm, Holy Crap! This can’t be happening???

You scroll faster trying not to see images of trumps face…and horrible news….past a couple more posts…

Wait what?, Omg, WTF!?, face palm, Holy Crap! This can’t be happening???

It becomes a game to try and find something positive and uplifting, but you persevere…often to your own detriment.

You continue to scroll…desperately now searching for…kitties, puppies, flowers, anything..happy.

Instead you see…pandemic, death, lockdown, murder, mayhem, hatred, violence, racial tensions, protests, sex trafficking pedophiles, political discourse, made up posts shared as facts, fights over masks, science vs religion, right vs left, the kkk is alive and well, and FUCKING MURDER HORNETS…really!?

Wait what?, Omg, WTF!?, face palm, Holy Crap! This can’t be happening???

You want to stay informed, but at some point you just have to step away….from…

Wait what?, Omg, WTF!?, face palm, Holy Crap! This can’t be happening???

And give facebook, the news, social media, and yourself a much needed rest.

 

©Dani Heart

8/6/2020