Erik, you are a truly good person. You support means so much to me and I am sure Annie agrees. I need more people like you here. Oh, no, wait, you definitely do not want to come to the USA. Wish I could go there.

I submitted a poem to Resistance Poetry that is about a surreal and scary experience I had today with a Trump supporter. Not one word was spoken but she was hateful. Two black women — one in front of me in the grocery checkout line and one behind — we visibly scared. It was a definite WTF moment. I am still freaked out.

Now I don’t feel safe in my neighborhood grocery store. The USA is definitely a scary place to be.

I was always a writer but lived in a bookkeeper’s body before I found Medium and broke free — well, almost. Working to work less and write more.

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