Heads on the Chopping Block

in Poetry
By Kit-Bacon Gressitt

Donald Trump, Brett Kavanaugh, Mitch McConnell, Chuck Grassley, Lindsey Graham and all other D.C. misogynists:


You think Medusa was a monster?

Politics hath no fury

like a sexual assault survivor scorned

mocked, belittled, lied about,


Our rage is beautiful and terrifying.

Our votes will turn you

not to stone

but to rubble.



A GOTV note from K-B: If you don't like what's happening in our country, let your voice be heard—at the polls. The midterm elections are Tuesday 06 November.

Your vote does count, particularly this year. It's OK to be sorrowful, angry, frustrated, enraged, but don't let that stop you from voting. Today, casting your vote is a dire responsibility.

If you're not registered, or not sure, the deadline in some states is soon, but you can look up your state at this link (https://www.headcount.org/deadlines-dates/).

If you're unsure of your polling place (they sometimes change election to election), you can look it up via this link (https://www.nass.org/can-i-vote/find-your-polling-place).

Whether online, by mail or in person, we must GET OUT THE VOTE.


The image is a satirical adaptation by artist Kim Kinman of sculptor Luciano Garbati's "Medusa With Perseus' Head."

"Heads on the Chopping Block" was first published by www.WritersResist.com.