Kim Petrovic


As a means of redirecting my own personal grief that stemmed from Hillary Rodham Clinton's loss to Donald J. Trump in the most recent presidential election, I penned the following prose during the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 as Trump gave his victory speech. Like many Americans who voted in the 2016 Presidential Election, I support the right to vote for one's choice of presidential candidate; however, I am not alone in my concerns about the current presidential administration. Not only are Trump's attempts to silence the media and the right to freedom of speech cause for alarm, but his ideas on healthcare, human rights and international political relationships arguably contribute to apprehension and unease for any number of people. No presidency is without its issues, but the verse penned here may speak to others as the Trump presidency continues to unfold.

Author Biography

Kimberly Petrovic, PhD MSN MA RN is an assistant professor in the Department of Nursing at Southern Connecticut State University. Her areas of activism and scholarly inquiry include adult development and aging, chronic health conditions, holistic health and well-being, human rights, social justice, and the global community.