she held strong in the face of defeat,
I didn't as tears rolled down my cheeks on
the airport bus.
calling us to hold strong to our beliefs and values
in the face of ugliness and hatred.
i can hardly hold myself, much less the
her voice hardly cracked and she smiled at times,
waved her classic Hillary wave.
I knew it was good-bye for now,
not knowing if she would get back in any
ring to fight again,
we know we must again
for now, let us grieve and rest.