“We the People of the United States of America” … establish Justice …
Oh, really? Justice for who? Oh, you mean those Americans whose skin tone matches the parchment paper those words were written …
Did you know it’s been two centuries since a fountain pen inked the U.S. Constitution into existence? And in that time, the document has only been amended 27 times, in seventy-three thousand days.
That’s approximately once every seven years, the same for the human body to change. I guess you could say we’re overdue for an amendment to update the U.S. Constitution, one that reflects the modern day and its current population including the 42 million humans of color residing on this United States of America land.
This is not a rant, it’s an awakening. My fellow Americans, it’s a call to action to rise from your stupor, I mean slumber, to stand up from your couches, to reach for something
Other than the remote. You can no longer avert your eyes from the zombie apocalypse, that is YOU in the mirror
Not some character dressed up in a costume waiting for direction. Look closer:
how much we have
how much we waste
of all that we are given
so much is used in haste.
i’m too busy, i have no time:
these are fruitless useless words.
do you not realize:
we have the ability to take control,
to rule the sands of time
rather than be governed by them
our voices object to this idea.
rather than embrace it
they reject it
leaving circumstances to fate
admonishing free will.
it is a poetic thing, this resistance to
decision-making and responsibility.
a tragedy really,
for all those realists who refute prioritization
i can’t help but wonder
if given the chance
would turn back time.