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THE STAR

Survival of the fittest
Political temperatures dictate
Fight, flight, freeze
Been frozen for a few years
Chronologically too old for fight
Adrenal glands choose flight
Travel with jars of natural
Peanut butter and jelly
Crackers withstanding staleness
Jugs of water
Rolls of toilet paper for trips
Behind hedges
Baby wipes hygiene
Oh, why did I
Get rid of the travel trailer
Can I live on 4 wheels with 3 dogs
And a driver?

Icy dawn heading north
Wind whipping long hair
Through minute window cracks
Canine scent-sense tells me
When we pass salty or loamy aromas
The truck a speeding bullet
Of movement
Until yawning stars give way
To a cloudy dawn
Where have I gone?
Flying away to safety
Bicameral brain
Merely a strain
Logic says no safety in denial
Creativity says
Draw, write, sing SAFETY
Until it is real

The sky is falling
How do I make it right…?

(c) 2018 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)
IMAGE: I VOTED

 

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HARD-WON RIGHT TO VOTE

My policy is not to engage in politics except with family and close friends, but have the need to express myself (rant). Early voted today and I was the ONLY VOTER there!

Nineteenth Amendment

Women suffered for the vote

Only me at polls?

Early voting day

The Primary election

Only me at polls?

Where are the women?

Our mothers gave us this gift

Only me at polls?

Where are the people?

No one at the polls but me

Self-disenfranchised?