in difference

April 23, 2011

toxic.

inhumanity
is consuming
the soul.

we stand around
arms crossed.
laughing.
watching.
as bruises
swelled
on ribs
and face.

painful
screams.

hate
is a four-letter-word
with a five-letter-sentence:

death.

we kill humanity
every time
we cross our arms,
every time
we look away,
e-v-e-r-y-t-i-m-e
we remain silent.

indifference.
apathy.
insensibility.
feeders for hatred.

you thought
this was funny Bro’?
i wonder if you’d be laughing
some 60 years ago
when your great-grandpa’
was beaten and hung
just for… being.

and you Hermana?
you couldn’t just leave
your sister (yes, your sister)
laying on the ground
beaten.
you had to come back
and batter
her spirit as well.

how deep is our hatred
of self…
how unforgiving we are
of that which we do not understand.

we have failed our selves and each other.

~Sarahí Yajaira, 2011 ©

For Chrissy Lee Polis, sending you physical and spiritual healing energy.  My deepest regrets for our continued inhumanity.

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