(poetry diary 113) I’ve been meaning to put up a link to this Rattle “Poets Respond” poem for a while–I was going to during Election Week, which was when it was first published, but when I went to put it up (after the election) I found it too sad. I’m putting it up now, though, as a good document of how many of us were feeling before November 8. The poem I’m putting up right afterward, dated December 4, offers a contrast. What a difference a few weeks can make.
MY MOTHER EXPLAINS WHY SHE NEVER VOTED
Silence can be a plan