And it’s our CHOICE to LOVE that will HEAL U.S.
The Racial Lens
This lens is not an option for those whose skin is dark
It's simply life's experience
The reality is stark
When everything is racial, denial's not a choice
A lifetime of fatigue
Screams from a silent voice
The "lens" exists for others, intention is the need
Finding fertile ground and tending to the seed
The lens incorporated, constantly pointed out
Not a separate entity
Weaving it throughout
The lens needs to have ownership by allies for the plight
To bring us all some unity
To stoke collective light
Poem by Kim Leatherman (she/her).
Artwork by Anna Kreishman (they/them), age 12.