Pride

Dane Swan

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A half-hour.

 

 

Thirty minutes.

 

 

One thousand eight hundred seconds.

 

 

They sat.

 

 

Protest is not supposed to be comfortable.

 

 

Civil disobedience does not

fit into pristine conformist ideals

of opposition.

 

 

You are supposed to feel something.

 

 

Upset?

 

 

Was your perfect day ruined?

 

 

 

 

 

Good.

 

That's the point.

Dane Swan, "Pride" from Love and other failed religions. Copyright © 2021 by Dane Swan. Reprinted by permission of the publisher.

Source: Love and other failed religions (Dane Swan / Mansfield Press Inc, 2021)