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I weep
My heart constricts
I can barely breathe
What is happening?

I was the great collaborator
My voice once the wise voice of peace
November 2016
I now lead the division

I weep

I look to the past and reflect
When did my role reverse?
Who am I?

I fell from my pedestal
Will you save me?
Will you rebuke fear, hate, and lies?
Will you unite us?

A virus name fear runs in my veins
At my feet, I see an empty syringe of hate
Division bleeds from the needle
Lies slow drip into my heart

Do we have the courage to love once more?
United we’ll stand, divided we fall
Can we see the truth?

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