“We just desperately hope you’ll be part of the way forward with the rest of us who see that the monster isn’t under the bed—it isn’t Muslim or gay or Democrat or Republican.
The real monster isn’t even one man with a great capacity for evil and an unprecedented power to wield it.
The real monster is hatred and the silence that feeds it.
And the monster must be stopped.”
We’re determined to duly resist
being duped by a crazed narcissist;
Let us signal alarm
at incalculable harm
from the words that he wields like a fist.
Susan E. Eckenrode, 5/10/17