Dispatch from the Post-Election Suburbs

As we headed toward the 2020 general election, COVID-19 numbers rising, two Trump signs appeared on our neighbors’ property: one in the window next door and one in the yard of the house next to them. The yard sign two houses over stayed, alone and untouched, till after the election. Next door, though, an insistent blue POLICE LIVES MATTER placard was added in an upstairs window, and then the bright red sign…