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Grateful

 

I see no difference

or distance

between the riots in Baltimore

and the self

immolation

of

Buddhist monks

protesting China’s

control of Tibet

who cares about

a Nike store there

or a CVS here

I’m grateful for the people

who see the difference

between these things

just things

and unjust control

of lives

that matters

all lives matter

all hearts

all souls

would burn for justice

we cannot pretend

to be more important

than another without

missing

the point

is that

nothing you have

was gotten

on or by

your own

alone

this air you breathe

is not

ungrateful

for being

used by you

it just wishes

you would

respect it

 

Basic

 

Love

Kindness

Smile

Gratitude

conversation

a decision

is yes

or no

the action

is the work

don’t be stingy

with my love

and kindness

don’t be greedy

with your smiles

anticipate my needs

for gratitude

and I will never

have a reason

to be mad

at you