Two months before the election, a local Republican named Rick Agee posted screenshots of Chamberlain’s SoFurry profile to Facebook. Within hours, the mayor of New Milford asked Chamberlain to resign, and that day, he did.
This week we’re bringing you some poems that I’ve kept in my back pocket. These are the kinds of poems that ask you to observe the immediate world — a pan that still sizzles when removed from heat, elderly hair dye, an animal tooth for a necklace, and a government that can hear but cannot see. It is within these ordinary observations that Maura Lee Bee finds revelations: the unspoken strength of a mother as guide, how fear is instilled even in distance, and the value of a face remembered.