By William Laferriere
Often times we feel an ungodly weight upon our shoulders
And it becomes so unbearable.
That through a worldwide pandemic
We’ve allowed our societies to be
So very divisive and loathsome.
That so many women are diagnosed
Or die daily from a heinous BC Dx.
That grifting, lawlessness, and corruption
Quickly displaces civil norms.
That caring for one another
Becomes a sign of weakness.
That every man for himself as modus operandi
Takes hold front and center.
That we can’t even agree
On the message of the many holy books.
But through the darkened lens of the above
One can scratch below the surface
And uncover random acts of caring.
And unbiased support
Available to all
That comes without a price tag.
That there exists a line of positivity
Below the gradations of despair
That all, regardless of race, creed, bank account or culture
Can see the light of justice prevailing.
That there is hope
There is intimacy
There is love
There is kindness, and respect.