ELECTED

by greenbamboostudios

Police cars accompany protesters as they march down Woodward Avenue every night, and bright blue-red flashing lights flood the dining room casting a surreal other worldly glow on everything and everyone in it.

 

At the piano, I play from The Great American Songbook, wondering if it might as well be spring.

 

I also wonder why it has to be this difficult.

 

My coach voted for Trump and I was equally open in discussing with him my choice for Clinton. We talked about it for exactly two minutes between a set. That aside, we elected to work together and focus on the serious business of squatting.

 

Both of us are restless as willow in a windstorm, jumpy as a puppet on a string, starry eyed and vaguely discontented, but only in anticipation of building a better body for the next competition season.

 

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