June 18, 2018


Reflections from the Newsreel: The After


The After

The election has come -- gone,
blasts of circumstance resounding.
But now the day after -- solemn,
the Internet abuzz with weeping.
Is this real? We ask,
drugged and dazed in the wake.
Questioning, like Socrates, trying to break this dream state.
Yes, it's the Real,
A situation displaced in time.
The Whites have spoken;
the fool is King.
And we are mere paper dolls,
discarded, melting in the fall rain.

Article © Carl Wade Thompson. All rights reserved.
Published on 2016-11-14
Image(s) are public domain.

2 Reader Comments

Michelle Tvete
01:27:47 PM

Powerful, Wade! And that last image is haunting.

Sarah Webb
08:47:55 PM

It does feel like that still, like it isn't real. And like our efforts to improve the world have been discarded. Though I do remind myself that Hilary actually got more votes than he did.

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