Song #63: David Rat – “Become Like The Sun”

October 27, 2020
Song #63: David Rat – “Become Like The Sun”

Yesterday, I voted. Sandy and I stood on a reasonably long line in midtown Kingston, jumping on just before the polls opened at 9AM. When the line stretched to about a block long, a man drove by and yelled “God bless you!” out his car window, followed by “God bless you for fighting!”

As we wound around the building, it felt great to finally be waiting to cast my vote for something this important. I looked at the line, all of us six feet apart, wearing masks (Sandy and I wore two each), each of us required to sanitize and don disposable plastic gloves when entering the building, remove the gloves and re-sanitize prior to leaving, each of us quietly and nervously pawing at the ground while we waited.

And then it hit me, all at once. Anger.

I don’t know what I’m going to have left when this is over. And I look at the people who’ve been fighting consistently for four years, donning pussy hats in January of 2017 and marching on Washington, and not stopping since. I don’t know how they did it.

Seven days left.

~ by Al on October 27, 2020.

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