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Like so many, I have been asking myself, what can I do? And the answer seems to be: my job. That's it. I've given my bit of pen money to the ACLU. And I've read a lot of poetry over the last few days, of which some follows.

"Quarantine", Eavan Boland

"Fix", Alice Fulton

"Flight 1067 to LA", Ursula Le Guin

"To be of use", Marge Piercy

"What Everyone Should Know About Grief", Ingrid de Kok

"Note To Self At A Certain Point In The Future", Michael Bazzett

"Nightmare At Noon" (1940), Stephen Vincent Bénet

and "The Art of Making Possible", Nancy Scheibner, via Hillary Rodham Clinton.

on 2016-11-14 11:30 am (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] shehasathree

on 2016-11-14 04:03 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] happydork
Not the point of this post, but: Pen money! <3<3<3

on 2016-11-14 08:08 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] eccentric_hat
Thank you.

The morning after the election, when I woke up at five to confirm there hadn't been a miracle overnight, I read all of Auden's "Spain" out loud to myself and cried.

on 2016-11-15 06:08 am (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] no_detective
oh, thank you for the poetry. <3

on 2016-11-15 11:33 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] isagel
Pretty sure that people like you doing their jobs and bringing themselves and what they are to it is one of the most important things. <3

on 2016-11-13 11:01 pm (UTC)
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I've been saying to myself, "You do the job in front of you" a lot. It's not helping much (my job is nothing like as useful as yours), but it's a start. But still, fuck.

on 2016-11-16 02:12 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] tempestsarekind.livejournal.com
Oddly enough, I just taught "Quarantine" to a bunch of high-schoolers right before the election… The timing was a little off, but maybe they'll recall the poem now, and it'll help them a bit.

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