STICKS AND STONES
Notes—Spruce, Moss, Cedar, An Exhale
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November 9, 2016: I called out sick as soon as I woke up, zipped a hoodie over my t-shirt and pulled my laces tight. Outside, in the still air of the forest, everything felt calm. So he’d won in this moment. I had my dignity, well-earned peace, and—I allowed the smallest smile—three million more in the popular vote.