One place understood helps us understand all places better.

Eudora Welty


Friday, October 23, 2020

We just slip away

I'm not the
they want

I don't have the
disposable income
they need

I'm not the
or lack thereof

I'm not the vision
of attractive
they seek

But when I heard
the march
was for justice

And when I heard
it was so inclusive
and diverse

I went to the march
but like many others
I just slipped away

The movement
isn't for us
so we just slip away.

We just slip away
in death
and in poverty

We just slip away
in sickness
and anonymity

We just slip away
in statistics
called acts of despair

We just slip away
at our windows
while they march,
the people that care.