ELECTION OF DONALD TRUMP / ISSUE 5: Poets In Unity - Responses to the Election of Donald Trump / POETRY

“The Last of the Kind” by Laurinda Lind

(November 11, 2016)

Like everyone else I know of
I’ve had a hard time sleeping
since the election so I was
surprised that early this morning
I had an actual dream but I don’t
understand it, I don’t know if it says
how I can get through. In the first
part I shifted into a batch of

golden pieces of light but I held,
still leaning ahead. In the second
I stood on bleachers with everyone
I never graduated with from my first
high school and then realized
we were following each other
one at a time filling in for one
another so there was constant

lateral progress, a stepping down
to the next level so I would be
one of the last ones off the grid
exposed out there on stage. And
in the third I stood at one end
of a barge and at the other end
were two goats and in this gasp
or lack or air before the inauguration

I guess I have become something
new that I am confused by, sifting
down to just one of the hundred
hundred thoughts I have had
this November so I can be ready
to set off on an ark with the goats
whenever I need to go,
to become another country.


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Laurinda Lind would still like to hold out for democracy. Some previous publications and acceptances were in Comstock Review, Mudfish, Off the Coast,  Paterson Literary Review, and Plainsongs.

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