Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Ashes to Ashes Dust to Dust

There are no words
There are no colors
My page is blank
My canvas has no palette

When they go low,
we go high – Michelle said.
How? Please tell us how
to move forward, to ascend

Most hands are tied behind their back
Most lips are stitched and zipped
We feel shackles in our ankles
We see menacing noose close to our necks

What is this place
of disarray, divide, disunity?
Where is this era
of anger, restlessness, vanity?

Helpless we feel as citizens
Restless we feel as humans
Worthless we feel as men and women
Hopeless I feel as an American!

These are uncertain times
Of democracy diminished
Of truths alternative
Our liberties in ashes

Phoenix -
We are in desperation
as we hang in suspension
Anxiously, we await your resurrection!

1 comment:

Becky Michael said...

Well said and so unbearably true.