I want to write a love song
but I cannot find the notes,
so I cut all the guitar strings
and trap the lyrics in my throat.
I want to write a speech,
but I cannot find a cause,
so I shut down my computer
and wire shut my jaws.
I want to write a novel,
but I cannot find the plot,
so I crumple up my paper
and leave it all to be forgot.
I want to write a poem,
but I cannot find a message,
so I scribble all these words down
and hope there’s still value in this passage.
I’ve been working on this poem for about a month. I’ve recently been prioritizing some newer posts because I thought their messages were more pressing. In the time between when this poem was written and now that it is being published, I read this poem by My Lucid Sonder that shares some similarities with mine. If you like my poem’s theme, check out theirs as well!
Also, even though this poem is not themed around social justice issues, it is important that we utilize the momentum that we have right now instead of letting our outrage die down. As such, I am going to be including a link to a cause or a resource related to justice at the end of my posts for the foreseeable future. Today’s is a carrd of ways to support and stay informed about the Black Lives Matter Movement.