By Corinne Anderson
Deep lungfuls of air
and still, I too feel like choking;
that my own lungs
would fill with water
and wash away the stain
of what it means to be living
within the confines
of a happy prison–of skin–
This propaganda shoved
down our gullets
like chickens meant for slaughter.
All the same, never the same.
These are just words,
out by the droning of exclusive deals
and private jets, speeding off in directions
not meant for equality.
In this suffocating environment
we ask ourselves, who are we?
The answers spat at us
are worse than our perceptions.
And so we stand, gagging on our
cries for justice: together.
Even deaf ears
cannot silence us all.
© 2020 Corinne Anderson
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