Two responses to the election of Donald Trump as president: A resolution to reaffirm a commitment to LGBTQ rights, religious freedoms, and racial, social, and economic justice and a celebratory parade by the Loyal White Knights of the KKK.
In one, a season of light, in one a season of darkness; in one a spring of hope, in one a winter of despair; both heralding an epoch of incredulity.
This tale, this contrast of two cities, this gulf can be expressed by two poems, one by Emily Dickinson (on the left) and one by Emmett Lee Dickinson, Emily’s third cousin, twice removed – at her request (on the right).
By Emily Dickinson:
That Love is all there is,
Is all we know of Love;
It is enough, the freight should be
Proportioned to the groove.
By Emmett Lee Dickinson:
That Hate is all they have,
And all they have is Hate;
It's not okay, that hate should be
Just how they make us great.
I suppose when all is said and done, those from one city will be going direct to Heaven, those in the other will be going direct the other way.