Posted in Life, Poetry

Standing in Line


I watch the faces

on the street.

 

The aftermath

of what has been

thrust

at us daily.

 

Numb to

the overgrown

lies.

 

Deceptions

meant to

seduce.

 

Trust issues

nightmares

leave us tossing

in our beds at night.

 

Standing in line

praying for salvation

in the power

of our convictions.

 

Copyright © 2020 Penny Wilson

Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay

Author:

Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 & 2019 by Z Publishing, Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. You can find more of her writings on her blog at https://pennywilsonwrites.com/ and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.

5 thoughts on “Standing in Line

      1. The process of voting by mail in Minnesota proved easy. So Randy and I applied for our mail-in ballots and voted that way. Our daughter, who once worked for the MN Secretary of State’s office, convinced us to vote via mail. She didn’t want us risking COVID exposure and she wanted to make sure we had voted (because what if you’re sick on Election Day, Mom and Dad?). Smart daughter. I’m sorry the process in Texas is difficult. But I’m so thankful you voted.

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