she's smiling in the dark
in a back corner of a bar
we don't see the celebratory drink.
three judges ruled against the president.
a celebratory drink against authoritarianism.
she never thought she's be in the resistance
for herself and her children
for others and their children
for the earth.
she is so small, sinking into the oversized chair
in the dark, in a back corner of the bar
her drink in hand, determination
behind the smile
she's a fighter
a junkyard dog.