I voted today, but watching election results is not my thing. I feel like I have done my part, and now what will be will be. But before my draft from today…
Good news on the residency!!! Today I was offered a two-week summer residency at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska. I have been working on receiving a summer residency for a few years, and I am thrilled to be given this opportunity to focus on my writing uninterrupted in this lovely place.
And now…this bit of silliness for Day 6.
Watching Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter on Election Night
An escape from the gross dealings of pundits,
the foolish craft of prediction. After cooking,
emptying the dishwasher, no encouraging could
make me resort to returns. Not able to tell one
culprit from the next, I choose the allure of fiction
over the fashioned truth of news, watch the great
Emancipator as vampire slayer visit each corrupt
monster and scale his cursed body like a fish
with his silver blade. Two-headed news anchors
censor their speeches along party lines while
he hides his hatchet inside his greatcoat,
the congestion of tickers replaced by the light
and shadow of film. The morning will bring
what it will bring – no ringing of hands or blank
stares will change the satellite feed. For now,
a new history waits to bloom, but Abraham has
put on his coarse coat – he is sharpening his ax.