moving meditation because life is movement
People react (often horribly) to pain,
rage, loneliness, feeling we don’t matter,
have no power to automatically understand
how to defend against unknown unknowns
that stab us from behind.
My private little life is
mine, it’s fine, it’s me.
This tribe of belonging we crave
makes us create that subconscious
magic of translation
denial of the truth of connection
It’s not about identity divisions
(we each and all have identities – a multitude)
it’s about power, what we don’t have when it
we’re talking about the slavery of held down poor.
And the real possibility to overrule powerlessness,
each our own, is to gather together around
our common oppressors, those who try to keep
our fight among ourselves.
Call me Cassandra – no matter how loudly
I scream, all anyone hears is madness.
socialization on screen
intimate plays we engage
with these people our script
made up to be old friends
Minor supporting roles dismissed
She’s not one of ours, so her horrible
fate but a plot device to move along.
We do disservice,
in fact cause dissolution of our
necessary unity to succeed in our
social projects, to label what are
metaphorically fan clubs
We can each be loyal and active
fans of many different teams, ideas,
places, people, passions – intersecting or not.
These false tribes are not identities.
Our identities are multiple, some say “legion”
-- and completely individual.
People who see “woman” rather than
perceiving me are wrong.
Why encourage such blindness by
allowing their shrinking of my identity?
Poor, ignorant because ignored children
band together, throw slings and arrows
to be heard.
Feeling self-worth is not about awards,
force praise, but a model of respect, appreciation.
You know nothing about me, nor I about you
other than our assumptions based on what we
believe we see each other say.
The question: Do we wish to learn where we each
find context, or prefer to live within what we
I hate intimately.
Not for some difference in perceived idenity
-- for hurt you do to me of your own free will.