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you are not the resistance.
You wrote some words but
you still cash your paycheck.
This is not bravery
or telling us something
we didn’t know all along.

This is not
a time for anonymity
or anything else
that looks like finally doing
the right thing.

Yes, you concede that you are not
part of our resistance-
but why now so long after you’ve lapped
the cream of his doings and undoings?
Our resistance does not come
entwined with personal advantage.
We have no need to be


I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration [New York Times]

Yvonne Daley is a career journalist who returned to poetry for sanity in these difficult times. She lives in Vermont, still a sane place.

Photo by Miranatha Pizaras.

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