List of Troubles
…and the chaos of tranquility
Could not bear it.
Called in forces.
Laden with Vice
Fury matched with
In wake of who
was the elect
itself was wrecked.
NOTE: Anne Lister wrote her feelings about this portrait: “30 August 1823 Mrs Taylor’s sketch of me, like a person afraid of speaking. Too foolish looking. Could not bear it. Not at all characteristic.” (Lister’s diary citation, SH:7/ML/E/7/0061.*)
What is in her hands? I believe it is a list of tasks she wanted to do: write in journal, adjust corset, ask, discern, stand and deliver truth.
In my hands today is a list of troubles, and its energy is jumping into your eyes. Sorry. Not sorry.
Poem. And ask. And petition.
Stand and be counted behind me, if you will, on this petition to ask Congress to enact a cooling-off period for civilians who purchase body armor and bulletproof vests. https://www.change.org/coolofflaw
Thank you for your attention to “troubles” and for desiring, as I do, to create some “tranquility” even in chaos.