We are but a moment’s sunlight fading in the grass.~Jesse Colin Young
In the dark this bugaboo looks new
but I know better. An ancient
shoot ramifies like cousins
branching from my grandpa’s siblings–
twelve in all. I’ve charted children
and marriages, winding through generations
to calculate relations. Thankful now
for my skill and motivated by love
I’m tracing the fear shouting through
the president, armed and proud in camo
the shouted slur and whispered denigrations.
Standing in opposition, murky and
addlepated by perceived separation.
Go far enough back and we’re all
family. I listen past the labels–
look, somebody’s gotta–to find
what continues to be excluded.
Let in the light of compassion
as I claim you and you and you
reflect what most needs love right now.
Inspired by: Ramify, Bugaboo, Thankful and Jesse Colin Young and The Youngbloods, Get It Together.(“Come on people now, smile on me, brother, everybody get together, try to love one another right now.”~Jesse Colin Young)