Thursday November 22, 2018
I want to know what to say
in the face of your ignorance
in the face of your pain
sat across from me at my
I want to be able to make space
for your heartache and misinformation
but really I’m just haunted
by the way you see it
by your blindness to your privilege.
The conversation plays over and over
in my mind and I’m checking myself
my disconnections my rearview mirror
I’m wondering if I let myself down.
It’s not about being politically correct
It’s not about denying this kind of conversation
It’s about leaning in
Which I did not do because I was scared.
the tentacles reaching
backwards and forwards in time
“That’s not what this is about”
But it is yes oh yes.