Hurry, come with me to the confessional, let's get this done.
Reader: It has been two weeks since my last confession. Today is Missouri's Primary election, and I confess that I feel really weird. I'm running for reelection on the Democratic Committee. This will be my 9th term. It is also. the only time I have run unopposed. That feels really strange. I am used to campaigning hard each time, so I don't quite know how to deal with this emotionally (insert laugh here). I'm not complaining of course. I've often wanted to run unopposed, it just feels strange.
It's hot here today. I mean really hot, but that's not really unusual this time of summer. I have stood at the polls all day long in 101 to 104 degrees temperatures many days. My prayers go out for all those at the polls - voters and volunteers today, but also anyone compromised by heat. The homeless, those without air conditioning and those without fans. I confess that these people are in my thoughts and I pray they have some relief from the dangerous temperatures.
The school semester is over. I confess that I am pleased to report the one class I took for the summer session I received an A in. That's what I wanted, so I'm elated. For those who were supportive of me going back to school, thank you, thank you.
The past week I've been up and down emotionally. This has been pretty par for the course lately. There are things that stress me and I try to deal with them as best I can. I confess I'm learning to manage this better, but it continues to be challenging
Once again I am doing the Grind. A new poem or rewrite each day for a month. I've been doing this now for going on 14 months. I recommend this if you need to do lots of new work and want to get lots of writing practice. I confess it has been worth it to me.
That's it for tonight, I will settle in to watch some election returns and write.
Until next time, be safe! And if you can't write a poem, be a poem.