Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Good night, America

Putting democracy to sleep
Tonight
I learned is difficult
You have to stare it in the eye
And see every demon
Glare back
Through your skin

Tomorrow,
When you wake up-

The sun will still rise
Though curtains of fear
Shroud entirely

You'll still park your car where you did today,  and yesterday
Though you will have many tears to dry
From your sometimes silent
Sometimes loud crying
When no one was watching
And yet everyone saw

As humanity wept
As hearts broke
As marriages and bonds were declared illegal and unholy
As parents were walled away from their children
As people were persecuted based on the color of their skin or the body they were born into

Life will go on.
For some though
It slowly died tonight

Only hope
Lives

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