Tagged: racism

perhaps there are

perhaps there are
multiple levels to this
ultimately uninvited
gaze –
you curating
the version to
witness and
inviting us
in as the self-
appointed master
of someone else’s
home, and we
can’t help but
look, completely
complicit
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: uninvited

if you treat home as

if you treat home as
a constant, everything
else is
a variable –
we worked on
the formula
for years, not knowing
one another’s roots
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: roots

we grow apart when

we grow apart when
our reflections begin to
dissent, contradict

one another as though we were
looking into different mirrors
.
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you said some people

you said some people
were not built to venture into
the unknown – so when

the refugees came to them, they
were forced into a new language
.
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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
.
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here we are, feeling

here we are, feeling
foreign again –
the door you
can breeze
through is closed
to me. research
shows that
walking through
a doorway makes
one forget. i’m
not expecting you
to remember,
to buck science
.
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on uneven ground,

on uneven ground,
we have pretended
long enough
for self-esteem to
fray, patterns
to solidify,
thoughts
to slant
with no foothold
.
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