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
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.

Published by Laura E. Price

I read (you can check out my Goodreads if you want; it's linked on my blog). I write (I’ve been published in Cicada, On Spec, Strange Horizons, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Betwixt, Metaphorosis, Gallery of Curiosities, The Cassandra Project; the stuff that’s available online is linked on my blog). I plan for the inevitable zombie apocalypse and welcome the coming of the gorilla revolution. Or the anarchist rabbits. Whichever happens first. (I also blame my husband for basically everything.)

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