You think it’s just about the flag
We know it’s about what it represents
You think it’s about standing vs. kneeling
We know it’s about life vs. death
You think it’s about pride and patriotism
We know it’s about rights and freedoms
You think what’s on the surface matters
We know the roots make the difference
You think our skin makes us violent
We know it makes us beautiful
You think your privilege is your strength
We know our intelligence is more powerful
You think our outrage is unbearable
We live it everyday, we know it is.
You think and talk
We know and do
You “just think” and we know that too.
We know your thinking holds consequences and it tries to bury our truths but our truths are seeds and will always bear fruit.
You think you’re right
We know Nazis do too
We know how to fight our oppressors,
You may not know you are one yet
We think you sense it to be true.