The stars align today, frame the story
of protest as the fallen, filmed, gory
details like hooks sure to ensnare righteous
anger, impugn, blame oppressors’ quarry
What we resist persists, we fuel the flames
of symptoms as the corrupt core defames
our inner grace and balance, our power
compassion though the media proclaims
–I won’t repeat the lies. I’m here to say
love is the choice that we can make today.
As all the hidden darknesses emerge
I welcome and hold space for all I pray.