Wednesday, November 05, 2008

On My Way


On my way to an election, I saw some chose to heal racism instead and They picked words and cadences over hard work and experience.

On my way to an election, I saw some look the other way and They said hope and change and change and hope and hoped it would be there in the end.

On my way to an election, I saw women ripped apart and They said Cunt and Bitch and Bros before Hos and chose to foster inequality of a different nature.

On my way to an election, I saw some refuse to look behind the curtain and They chose to wear the blindfold and were led down a chosen path.

On my way to an election, I saw highly competent and superbly qualified women and They threw them off a bridge in order to make way for The Proverbial Man.

I learned a lot on my way to an election and, for my daughters and my sisters, I will take up that plow and keep going until we get it right.