Change is Colonial


If we can’t “give them a voice”—

And not because we aren’t empathetic and trying to, maybe even able to, help,

But because they have a voice already—

Then, from the same place of concern over misplaced words and so underlying thoughts,

Change is colonial.

So, don’t “make a difference” or “change the world,”

But keep on building empathy and trying to, maybe even being able to, help;

Complicate layers and scales

of meshy thoughts and flesh, lying under others’ thoughts, and words, and body, and breath.

Nov 11-12, 2017 – Montreal, QC/1000 Islands, NY