I can be compassionate for someone without wanting them to be president. I can want them gone from that position without pulling the trigger myself. I can want them gone and want the path to that end be right. There will be unhappiness when he leaves, violence if done badly, probably violence however he leaves. I don’t want to wait for another elected, that’s too long. Assassin, violence, heart attack, stress. Impeach, indict—long unhappiness and violence, regardless of outcome. I wait and yet, what will I do? Vote, get out the vote? This year? Or wait two more years of disruption, the loose cannon given free reign, to trash about after it’s lost its mooring? How long til I act? And how? Easy solutions? Unsatisfactory! I wait for illumination.
“How Long & How” first appeared in the May issue of Red River Review.