Eviction Notice

When did you realize you were “woke”?
I remember when I did
I did twice
I thought I was once before, but I wasn’t
Not yet

I remember
When I first embraced that I was a speck in the pool of the unrepresented
A speck
Nonetheless, a part

I used to get so angry
At the news
At the propaganda
I hadn’t quite cut the puppet strings
Loose strings though…don’t trip.

They wilted
So I did the ol’ snag and pull
& off the strings fell

I don’t think everyone’s moment will be the same
Some of mine were tiny

When I smiled and blurted out “how are you brother?” to a complete stranger holding out a can
& filling it with a little change and a little “change”
When I embraced the magic
When I realized that a platform is available & the opening would go quick
When I stopped fearing for us and started fighting for us
When I
Un.der.stood the reason I was born…what I was here to do

So this is an eviction notice, chains.
You won’t have a hold on many other ankles for much longer


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