moving into words

thanks to my dad i grew up with a lens on society's ills

            knew in my bones competition a lie—

                                                                        competition didn’t improve the human race

     competition blessed the way for the few                  to trample on most

 

now we’re here—

                                    the only race                           the human race

the race to be             fastest             biggest            best     richest            most powerful 

 

ends—

                                                                                                all our frantics fly in our face

 

 

                                                            what to do?

 

                           get down                                                      on my knees

                                                            on mother earth        i’ve trampled too

                                  down                  on my knees 

 

                        i white i black i brown i red i café au lait i yellow i beige ALL

                                                                                                                        green behind the ears                                  

 

                        this earth experiment in a universe so vast

                                                                                                i’ll never know

                                    or corner

 

                                                            has cornered me

                                   

                        lashed             concentrated              tried                hanged 

 

                                                                  excoriated

 

                                                                        to the core

 

 

                        down to the core

                        of me of us

 

                        the we of us 

                        the our of us

 

                        this our hour to say NO 

                        to hate 

                        to murder 

                        to theft 

                        to lies 

                        to usurped power

 

                        i refuse

                        an artificially created economic political social &     cultural system

                        shape our lives

 

                                               

                                                  on my knees i apologise  ask forgiveness  

teach me                                   how to right the wrongs fill my heart with      love                                            give back to those who’ve been taken from


                                                                     ingredrose saturday june 6 2020

 

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