despair, a poem



i feel like i’ve been raped.

i am ashamed


afraid of the country where i live

afraid of my neighbors who could choose such blight

upon our nation.

i rush to protect my family,

to fight the monster unleashed,

but i have no weapon but my decency

my love.

optimism eludes me

all the lessons,

the “let go, let God”

the serenity to accept what I cannot change

gag in my throat.

i am naked

with an armload of cats

crouching against a giant

who would squash me

without even knowing i was there.





About Mollie Hunt

I am the crazy cat lady, animal shelter volunteer, Trekkie, and mystery writer. I live in the rainy Pacific Northwest and will watch any TV show or movie filmed here. Even though I am of a goodly age (sixty-something) I go to Star Trek conventions in costume and am not afraid to be by myself. I enjoy my life in the cat lane. Words to live by: Spay and neuter; Live long and prosper; Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.
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