Tagged: prejudice

these days, the good ol’

these days, the good ol’
days
has lost its melodic
ring – as you rally

for our liberation, but
the day-to-day words still smart
.
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this moment in time

this moment in time
is a tried-and-true recipe –
to a heaping spoon

of have-nots, stir in a warm cup
of fear, add a pinch of dogma
.
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for every history,

for every history,
there is a sort of
engraving,
etched into
someone else’s
DNA, someone
who has been
telling the story
for way too long
.
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on approach, it is

on approach, it is
always too late to swerve – we will
unwittingly make

judgments, tweak stereotypes, get
closer without getting closer
.
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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
.
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even on days when

even on days when
our muscles
resist, we
can twist
deeper into
presence, lean
into the space
between language,
close the gap
that tolerates
prejudice
.
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any number of

any number of
irreversible symbols
are held
hostage in the
little prison that is
our brain –
over time, we
will carefully
examine each
color, shape,
their varying
strengths
and weaknesses,
and stumble upon
our own set
of demands
.
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they hand them out with

they hand them out with
very little instructions
in these parts. it is
only sometimes
wallet-sized. i have
seen several distinctive
placards jerked
around as weapons
or shields – nothing
bulletin-sized,
mind you.
at the end of the
day, it is never really
a surprise –
we are wired to
form patterns, take
sides. it requires
more effort to
override the shortcut
than, say, pull
out that race card
.
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left to our own