Among the many issues that need to be tackled in this country, domestic violence and sexual assault have to be considered two of the most pressing. This powerful poem by Terri Muuss, in a video directed and edited by Rainer Pasca, is the clarion call to the 46th President to the continue the leadership role and action he undertook during the Obama administration.
CW;TW: sexual assault.
©Terri Muuss – 2020; 2021
Poem originally published in “Godspine” by 3:A Taos Press. (Available from publisher or directly from Terri Muuss at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Film directed and edited by Rainer Pasca on IG @rainer.raps.
Ms. Muuss is also on IG as @terri.talks and can be found at www.terrimuuss.com
For the first 100 days of the Biden administration, this website will feature a new poem of What’s Next!? These pieces can be calls to action, calls to attention, or calls to anger. They will light the way and guide the fight. They will get us moving and keep our momentum. They will be filled with hope, with anger, with sorrow. They will get us into good trouble and point out the trouble we need to stop. They will be polished gems, or rough-cut drafts of rage, or in-process pieces searching for peace. They may be haiku or tanka, limericks or lyrics, verses free or fettered.
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