Post-Election Poetry

by Nicole Castle-Kelly
Background: The day after the election, I had my students write down on note cards how they felt about Trump winning; I asked them to keep it anonymous.
When I read the words out loud, I think we were all a bit taken aback.

November 9, 2016, Or The Next Morning, Or In a word, describe how you feel knowing Trump has won

FUCK!

TERROR

UNWORTHY

WORRIED

UNSURE

SCARED

FASCISM

DISGUSTED

DISGRACEFUL

DAAAMN!

OPTIMISTIC

UNSURE

DISAPPOINTED

BEWILDERED

AFRAID

NEUTRAL

ANGRY

UNSURE

DISTRACTED

UNDECIDED

CAUTIOUS

UNREPRESENTED

INTRIGUED

CONFLICTED

HOPEFUL

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