day after
day of action

long bus ride from NYC
many pussy hats on board

big crowds, high energy
but not so noisy

need more songs
more chants, more drums

logistics difficult
couldn’t meet up family

except for Nicole
by complete accident – a miracle!

saw a few Mainers
spotting their blaze orange

a good feeling, but fleeting
underlying ominous oppression

Photos here

it begins

the much vaunted peaceful transfer of power
does not feel peaceful, feels ultimately alarming

so used to consistency, routine, and privilege
becomes difficult to imagine how we’ll lose it

how to counteract a bully
a national dilemma from the schoolyard

watching some at Dave’s house
some at Doctor Rein’s in Greenwich

mouth open at the “carnage”
starts here, starts now

Brewport Bridgeport

UK call at 8:30 am
challenged to get set up
in Bridgeport, but it worked out
worked all day strenuously as a
sedentary job can be
end of day – Sam picked me up
we drove around lost but finally
accessed Brewport under the highway
a huge place, I’ve never heard of
pizza (Tree Hugger’s – not so good)
stout and blood-orange ale

B:Hive Bridgeport

uneasy before a new experience
co-working space in Bridgeport, right downtown

it’s great!
all I need is Internet, phone, electricity, and desk
as bonuses, I get creative ambience, big windows looking out
on the street, companionship of co-working strangers,
mini-kitchen with snacks and tea,
places to eat nearby

my many questionable memories of Bridgeport
now counterbalanced with this hopeful aspect


starts with cleaning soap dish
in the shower

loading the sofa bed mattress
into the car for disposal

breakfast at Rosie, New Canaan
as expensive as New York

cleaning the basement ugh
another carload to the dump

sweeping once although the
floor is oozing dust

goodbye to Dorothy
hello to the new couple

sign the papers
deposit the checks


traveling south together for a change

Sam and I in the Prius
leaving from Hancock
food to go from Flexit
driving south into the haze
stopping in Portsmouth
for lunch at Colby’s
very crowded, waiting for a table
end up sitting by the fireplace
back on the road, lots of traffic
pull in to Savor about 6 pm
enjoy our “final” Santa Fe
and tales of Kosovo

day of rest

Brief hiatus before the busy week to come
Dinner at Jeff’s with Ed and Pete
I’m finishing crocheting a pussy hat
packing for a multi-state sojourn,
with many diverse activities

Monday: Drive to Stamford
Tuesday: Closing on the house
Wednesday and Thursday: Work days, Connecticut, Stay at Dave’s
Friday: New York City, stay at Nicole’s
Saturday: Women’s march on Washington