July 2004

Saturday, 31 July 2004:
To my future love: You are the new day… I will love you more than me and more than yesterday, if you can but prove to me, You are the new day. Send the sun in time for dawn; let the birds all hail the morning. Love of life will urge me say: You are the new day. When I lay me down at night, knowing we must pay, thoughts occur that this night might stay yesterday. Thoughts that we, as humans small, could slow worlds and end it all, lie around me when they fall before the new day. One more day when time is running out for everyone. Like a breath I knew would come, I reach for a new day. Hope is my philosophy; just needs days in which to be. Love of life means hope for me, You are the new day.

Wednesday, 28 July 2004:

I refuse to give in and get a live/deadjournal. I absolutely refuse. My avoidance of the phone is steadily becoming worse. A friend told me to work on it, but it’s becoming harder and harder to even take the phone with me when I go places. I don’t know what to do to work on it, so it is slowly going downhill. I think I have everything I need to make it better, only I don’t know how. It’s like I need to paint my room and I have paint, but no paintbrush. It’s really frustrating. And all the while it just gets worse. Sigh. So sad, actually. In other news, the Marriage Protection Act of 2004 passed in the House of Representatives 233-194 (with 8 not voting). It prevents federal courts from ruling on challenges to the Defense of Marriage Act. Now tell me, is this even possible? Will someone IM me or email me explaining if this is legal or not? I mean, I thought that Congress isn’t allowed to make a law that forbids courts from changing it/ruling on it. Isn’t that right? Someone explain it to me, please.

Sunday, 18 July 2004:
The motion to vote on the Federal Marriage Amendment failed 50-48. Thank you to all who called your Senators and put them in their place. And now back to your regularly scheduled programming.

Viannah E. Duncan

Viannah E. Duncan is a writer and activist hailing originally from Los Angeles. She lives outside of Baltimore, Maryland, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University. She has a cat, Cleo.

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