For all of you who have the breath to,
Just imagine. A world a little better. A future a little brighter.
Nevermind how to get there.
Nevermind all the ways it will never, ever work.
Just imagine for a moment.
We’re already there.
What are you doing?
What would you give to others, if didn’t have to worry for yourself.
Who would you treat like family?
What would you take a slow breath to understand if there were time?
Don’t tell me everything that has to be changed to get there.
Don’t tell me how the system should work.
Don’t try to find a way to get there.
Not all at once.
Not before we don’t know what should be there.
Tell me a little piece.
Tell me a feeling.
Tell me a wish.
Each seed we plant
Strengthens the earth for the next
We can watch them grow together.
Our space for dreams is limitless,
There’s no need to wait for good times,
We can lend our strength.
Everyone needs tending to.
I’ve been tired. Writing and keeping up is hard. I took some time outside today, in the wet rain air. I love the way writing and stories are being used to build up ideas for the world to work in better, equitable, and just ways. Look into Afrofuturism if you will, it’s wonderful to learn about and see the effects. I have not yet learned how to prepare the right level of exuberance for pride month. I’m so glad there are so many amazing people celebrating their lives and existence. We need to keep making sure there’s room to grow, to support and embrace everyone who’s yet to come out.
Have a good weekend everyone.