Election

Election

Like so many others, I am absolutely devastated by the election. This year started out so bright and has just dimmed to nothing. I’m working on something that I kind of want to turn into performance art of some kind but I don’t have know where to start and don’t really have the energy. It’s just a first draft and I want to do more…one day. I think it’s about having all of this privilege and thinking life will turn out one day both personally and for us all and then…not.

 

PRIVILEGE

It was supposed to be me
Getting the hot shot government lawyer job
Litigating the cases that would save the world
Writing briefs that are quoted for years to come
Being able to retire early
Getting mentioned in a 30 Under 30 article
Meeting important politicians
Being the hero lawyer

It was supposed to be her
Getting sworn in on January 20
At the inauguration ball
Making the world better
Keeping the health care, the safety net, the help
Strengthening the country
Proving everyone wrong
Being the president who saved the world

It was supposed to be me
Getting the kids to learn to read
At the school for every game
Making the kids love math
Reaching the kids that others couldn’t
First one there, last one to leave
Number one champion for the kids
Being the beloved teacher

It was supposed to be us
Being the winners
Feeling equal
Knowing we can do it
Proving everyone wrong
Cheering in the streets
Celebrating on social media

It was supposed to be me
Having a bidding war for my book
Selling movie rights
Writing an instant classic
Being able to retire from one book
Getting an Academy Award for Best Screenplay
Meeting all the people
Being the iconic author

It was supposed to be women
It was supposed to be PoC
It was supposed to be LBGTQIt was supposed to be all incomes
It was supposed to be all religions
It was supposed to be immigrants
It was supposed to be good for ALL of us

It was supposed to be different


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