A new song for the same sad story.

On the first day of Christmas,
Someone said to me
The Pandemic will end shortly.

On the second day of Christmas,
A nurse-hero gave to me
One vaccine card
The Pandemic will end shortly.

On the third day of Christmas,
My doctor said to me
Keep your mask on
Here’s your vaccine card

A month of recurring nightmares.

If an existential void is a month, it is August.

I notice I am holding my breath. I don’t understand why I feel so jammed up, until I realize that all the Augusts are converging on me at once. I am having a hard time separating current events from memory.

Losing the PR war to the GOP is pathetic. We deserve better.

My husband and I are walking down a street in Yonkers, New York, where we live. We see a huge pickup truck that is parked with its nose facing the sidewalk.

Inside, there is a hand-written note visible through the windshield:

Keep walking, because I’ve got a video camera on…

Her emancipation is a feminist cause.

“The world goes ‘round and ‘round, but some things never change…” Britney Spears Pepsi commercial, 2001.

“You wanna boss daddy? Wanna legal baddy?

Want no control of body? Wanna lose faith in Goddy?

Wanna get real maddy? Wanna be real saddy?

What she got for her work, bitch…” Me, in…

The paradox of love.

Every single time Ann Marie greeted me, it was with an exclamation point.

“LIZ!” she’d begin. “LIZ! We gotta talk!” “LIZ! Wait till you hear this!” “LIZ! I have something to tell you, honey.”

I have never had a friend quite as different as myself.

I am a tenth-generation American…

Elizabeth Grey

Writer, card sharp, former actor. An Injustice!, DDI, GEN. Tweet @MyPalHalTheHack, Quora https://www.quora.com/profile/Elizabeth-Grey-26 SAG-Aftra, AEA

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