Tagged: hate

we are attempting

we are attempting
to speak with a single voice – no
group has ever built

unity underneath an
invisibility cloak
.
20210317:2027
y

perhaps we are merely

perhaps we are merely
one hundred thousand
chickens
away from
combating poverty
and injustice
and instability
and racism
and disease
and hunger
and hate
and loss
and mortality –
the chicken
or the egg
.
20180411:2133
y

allow us to go

allow us to go
first for a
change

first to call
it for what it is,
–isms, -ists, -phobias
and listen.
because unfailingly,
we are the firsts
to call it
for what it isn’t,
to call each other
out, the go-to tool
for those accustomed
to the short straw
.
20171018:0926
y

in a parallel

in a parallel
universe, it is still the
weekend, and because
we live comfortably
and are doing something
as normal as holding
a garage sale,
we are worried
about the color
of our skin
over the
commonality
of sharing
perceived treasures
.
20160910:0715
y

things you love

things you love
and things you love
to hate are not so
different. years
have a way of
both sharpening
and dulling the
experience
so that when i say
red velvet cake,
you know that
i mean ugh
and when i say
red velvet cake!,
you know that
i mean thank you,
you really
shouldn’t have
,
i still love you
.
20150729:0848
y

at the edge of love

at the edge of love
and hate, there is perhaps more
than any one thing,

curiosity – we are
not ready to take the chance
.
20150511:0852
y

the fact of the matter is

the fact of the matter is
we climb into bed each night
carrying so much rubbish
and wake up every morning
the closest to equilibrium
we will reach, neither loving
nor hating. take that kernel
and stare into it, there’s
a world of possibilities
.
20150315:0833
y

you and i are a

you and i are a
lost art

the writing
brushes have
turned stiff,
the paper
stained,
and words
have long refused
to choose us
as vessels
for constructive
dialogue
.
20140607:1007
y

with great hatred

waste one less minute