Something was different.
A strange odor alarmed the soldier. Her last memory was of being attacked by the invaders and then running around in circles. That was all, and now this…
She covered her eyes in a vain attempt to locate the familiar smell she had known all her life and depended upon to navigate accurately. Unbelieving, she found herself lying on her back, waving her legs in the air. A burp escaped her, bringing up fluid. She struggled to turn herself over, to support herself on her knees, then sensed a human voice above her.
“Harriet? Are you okay?”
No, she was not.
To write a happy poem don’t you
need to be happy? Liar if you’re not.
At this moment I’m neither happy
So…not much fuel in that tank.
No one wants a gloomy poem.
What’s left? Mad? Ditto for rants.
If no one is happy these days
and sad and mad are verboten,
we could pray and hear our echoes
bouncing between billiard balls
around our table of plenty.
But if hunger and thirst were feelings–
empathy alive in this land–
I’d eat this page in a minute
and spit out the truth in a can.
In order to catch a plane these days I think you can avoid this roadblock if you renew your license early. Correct me if I’m in error. The following applies to Ohio, maybe all states:
I promised to do further research on this topic but I’m in a time crunch before my surgery in Atlanta Feb. 10. So I’ll just quote a little from the Ohio Department of Public Safety Bureau of Motor Vehicles’ “Acceptable Documents List Compliant DL-ID Card: To prove identity, you must show proof of the following five elements:”
1. U.S. Birth Certificate [if your name has not changed since birth]. *Additional Proof of Legal Name Documents–Is your current full legal name the same as the name listed on your identity document? If the documents presented do not prove full legal name and/or are inconsistent with your current [valid, unexpired] , BMV record, additional documents must be presented.
Marriage Certificate or Marriage License : NOTE: If you have more than one marriage, you may need to bring documentation from each marriage and/or divorce to connect with your birth certificate, [valid, unexpired] passport or USCIS documents to your current legal name. Permanent Resident Card (form I-551) must show current legal name.
My daughter dealt with this requirement before her license expired, and her license has a red star printed on her license which is an A-OK sign to ride an airplane..
I won’t spell out the other four elements–less troublesome to me.