life: absorbing the reality

Too many thoughts have been running through my head since the election was called. Too many fears and worries. Primarily, I am afraid for a rights as a woman. I am afraid for my rights as a woman who does not plan to have children and what that might mean. I am afraid for my mother, my grandfather, my father. I am afraid that their lives will be in danger. That their benefits will be cut. That the lives they’ve built in retirement will be taken away and their health put at risk. I am afraid for my friends and my students. Those who do not fit the bill in this regime. I am afraid for my career and my role as an educator. I am afraid for the world and what can happen if there are no checks and balances to prevent a war, keep trade alive, protect rights. I am just afraid.

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Author: gricel d.

writer. librarian. cat lady.

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