poem by me (Pismo Beach quote is Bugs Bunny’s; ‘Now the work at home begins’ is from “What’d I Miss” in Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda)

The text (because it’s so tiny in the photo):

We stand below
(no matter where you keep
your TV
your computer
your radio
we’re always standing below for this)
and side by side.
(Hi there.  Hello.)
There are so many of us,
not cheering
or applauding;
linking arms and watching.

So here we are
(Pismo Beach and all the clams we can eat!)
Line (in the sand) crossed, marked by
the star-studded (oh, wait) event
in the cold, by that hand
(nope, not going to say it)
on that Bible.

Months of what if
(maybe it’ll be
who knows
makes no sense
no predicting
totally predicting
worry
fundraising
anger
grief
what the actual fuck?)
are over.
Now we’ll see.
Now it starts.
“Now the work at home begins.”


This is part of the Every Single Day Challenge, to raise money for the ACLU. You can donate any time; if you can’t donate, please feel free to signal boost.

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