Election Night 2020


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Election Night 2020

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This poem sits at the nexus of pandemic life and political desperation. My wife lost multiple elderly family members to COVID because her parents believed the rhetoric spread by Donald Trump and those like him. Five years of dealing with racist, sexist, homophobic and transphobic bigotry being the political norm, and eight months of a pandemic in the heart of one of the largest science denying states in the country led to this moment of desperation, where all I could do was blindly bake and write to get the nervous energy out.

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This item was submitted on July 24, 2021 by Dre Tarleton using the form “Share Your Story” on the site “A Journal of the Plague Year”:

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