November 19, 2016

History in the making

How do I contain
the multitudes, the
mountains of disappointment
at seeing racism
and misogyny
triumph over hard work and
preparedness and
knowledge and
a woman

The people speak
and now the words stoke
fires in hearts,
fires in streets,
fires in minds,
the whole world burning

Are we the witnesses to
destruction of a nation
first hand, like
being present at
the death of a star,
inexorable -
a gravitational pull
we cannot escape?