#thereisnohome

there is an awakening within

when we realize that lives are being destroyed before our eyes

and our silences will not save us..

 

people are dying, threats are flying

and our mouths,

mouths choosing to be shut,

mouths  choosing not to engage,

mouths choosing to not see,

mouths choosing to preach,

choosing to preach “this too shall pass”

there is no passing in silence, there is no passing in silence

 

listen

your silence will not protect you,

my silence will not protect me,

our silence will not protect us, you and me

 

there is an awakening within my body and my tongue is on fire, my heart is heavy…

there is no home

there is no home that can be born on silent tongues

need I say it,

need we say it,

people are dying because of the skin of their color,

their religion

their sexuality

their background

 

————-

there is no home

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there is no home. there is no home. thereisnohome.thereisnohome. thereisnohome.thereisnohome

 

there is no home

when it demands that we swim in a pool of our loved ones,

that we pretend not to care

all in the name of humanity

there is no home when it demands that we say why we are hurt by words, when our very own boots are standing on the throat of people we choose to not see

 

there is an awakening..

and limbs are rising..

rising to say there is no home

there is no home

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there is no home

when we have to justify the killing,

the terrorizing of people of color,

of women,

of trans bodies,

of immigrants,

of muslims,

of jews

of children  

because they “deserved it”

 

when we have to explain  why language like “get over it”

is an erasure of bodies that are interconnected through memories  

it is the erasure of bodies to sooth our own tongue

 

there is an awakening

as the limbs connected stand,

“there is no home” they shout,

“there is no home”

 

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there is no home

And to the people who so believe there is a home,

there is no home,

there never has been a home but bodies that have been skinned to keep you warm,

and the blood of the people raped, terrorized, and murdered  that has kept you

FULL…

 

So

do not tell me there is a home called “humanity”

there is no home..

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homethereisnohome.thereisnohome. thereisnohome.thereisnohomethereisnohome

 

until we are able to look at our hands at people’s throats,

until we are able to look at our bodies’s warmth and question who am i forgetting?

until we able to stand still and listen

listen with our hearts,

listen in a way that makes US break back into our womb

silently listening..

there is no home

and there will continue to be no home

until we are ready to shade the illusion of the so called “home”

there will continue to be none



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