POETRY

“Post-Election Pantoum” by Danielle Evennou

When confetti cannons shoot dust instead
Our eyes tear up in shock and we run
To beds and bars and the interwebs
Rubbing our socked feet against the carpet

We’re in shock our eyes tear up and we run
To highways, state capitols, and hotels
Rubbing our socked feet against the carpet
We find a way to calm the small children

On highways, supermarkets, and our house
They draw pictures of Trump then rip them up
We find a way to calm the small children
Balance the need for unrest and safety

They draw pictures of Trump then rip them up
We hold hands as a current shoots through us
Echoing the need: unrest and safety
When confetti cannons shoot dust instead

 


Danielle Evennou 78-instagram-512is a writer and performer who lives in her own 90’s sitcom: with a strong female lead, roaring laugh track, and the inevitable moral lesson. Her poetry and memoir have been published in aptBeltway Poetry QuarterlyGargoyleSplit Lip Magazine, and Words Dance. She lives in Washington, DC.

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