What Happened Last Night

Women won.  So many women.

Native American.  Muslim.  Women won.

There is no perfect night.  But still.

Divide is the problem but now

old white men getting even older the Republican party

what America looks like today won the House won some

last night all those women and countries  though change

is too slow for most of us we saw change last night

(And Stacey will be Stacey forever.)

Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.


  1. Esther,
    I loved your poem.
    It may be slow but I choose to believe in the inevitability of truth over lies. Thank the universe for demonstrating that things are possible if we vote. Let’s hope it inspires everyone who feels left out to participate in the process. It’s our only hope to fend off fascism.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this: