One day at a time.

One day at a time.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Did They Tell You?

Did they tell you in school
that movement
saves souls
and bodies too..

Not symphonies
or sub-atomic particles dancing
but the spiritual evolution 
the dismantling empire
movement

Did they tell you in school
movement
meant feeding one another

That a stranger would insist
you take that twenty dollar bill for dinner
that on the ride home
across the hills while your buddy turned the A/C full blast to keep you awake
and played every kind of hip hop, 80s rock, grunge and gospel
that dinner and the energy drink would keep you awake
alive.

Did they tell you in school 
movement 
meant dismantling Ceasar in your heart and home
that siblings would arise to hold your 
babies
and remind you
it's okay 
to be gone

We are here.

It's okay to ask for help.
You are required to need people,
to let them love you.

Did they tell you in school 
movement 
meant a debt unplayable
while you packed into garbage cans
the broken truths 

while a new trust 
this sweet truth emerges amidst hot stench
lavender 
and sweet grass
rolling straight over that stinky can

Did they tell you in school 
movement 
meant my hand holding yours 
even when 
we are taken away 
from 
one another

Did they tell you?

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