A little poem inspired by another Twitter pal’s call for us all to work toward a better world, together. I’ve never met you, Jesse, but I believe we share a love for this world of wonders.
I see it, too, sometimes, flashing a fin
in the murky waves of this present time; battling
the undertow of self-righteousness, urging us
to swim clean
when we thrash
in rage, reminding us:
respect for the ocean
will carry us over these waves.
I see it, a long white cloud
not some new land
but the same one promised
to every life, and surrendered
for whatever price we cannot pay.
In every kiss, every lullaby
every manifesto scratched
song against the belly of heaven
it calls us, and we will get there.
patriarchy for egality
fear for love
this need to tell you, and teach you
and convince you
for simple devotion to
follow the flashing fin
swim, glide, skim
all the way home.