Poetry Tuesdays — Allowables

I don’t think I’ve read another poem floating around the deep Internet that has summarized the current social climate we’re in as well as this one. Just because you don’t understand something, or disagree with someone, or don’t know how to react to change doesn’t mean you have the right to destroy it.

We, as a nation, have spent too much time in the past. Gripping to the words of some fictional book written by a bunch of different men. Gripping to the words used to lead the birth of a new nation. It’s time to take a step back and think: are these texts helping us. Are they outdated? Are they hurting us. We can’t keep living in the past, enjoying the things other have enjoyed for years. It’s time for change. America needs change and whether you like it or not, it’s coming.

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Photo: Zoe Lacchei

Buckle up kids. It’s going to be a bumpy ride.

Allowables
— Nikki Giovanni

I killed a spider
Not a murderous brown recluse
Nor even a black widow
And if the truth were told this
Was only a small
Sort of papery spider
Who should have run
When I picked up the book
But she didn’t
And she scared me
And I smashed her

I don’t think
I’m allowed

To kill something

Because I am

Frightened

Until next time,
The guy

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