They chanted, “No, No, No,” like petulant toddlers.
And he began to stir.
Like summoning Bettlejuice with repetitive incantations or the toil and trouble chant from Macbeth, they beseeched their anointed leaders to reject all: immigrants, Muslims, health care for the sick and needy. They implored with rancor that we shun science, Mother Earth, those who identify as LGBT+.
And he rose from the scum, the muck.