Dear Natasha

Don’t avoid thinking

about what has happened in this country, is happening.

No escape but in understanding. To a feminist

this was the patriarchy — turning

the election by hook or crook and mostly crook.


Imagine it the last gasp, the ab-
reaction. Yeats wrote of cycles:

this is a cycle. The damage re-
versible. Some miracle

stop them.


A friend writes that angels

watch over us, Guadalupe

(she also writes fairytales).

Expect a woman in the White House.

It is not naïve but time. Her time (ours).


Women know it (I mean feminists).

Anyway, I fought whatever’s

going around, too.

Zinc and C and more

sleep if possible.