We rise against false equivalencies
and the lure of simple answers
in a complex world.

In airport food courts we rise
to advocate for those whose hope is lost.
We rise for them because

every time we see this it becomes easier
to unbend, to stand,
to do our best,

whatever that best may be.
A nation afraid makes bad choices
and fine, disenfranchised white guy,

we’ll get into your details in a bit.
Right now a Potemkin village is missing its strawman.

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