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Power Paradigm (Shift)


There comes a day

the chains begin to rust

chains that fill your mind with beliefs

ancient as the flat world of ancient maps


you raise your head

like Frederick Douglass, Rosa Parks,

and say,

No More


That day

you may not know how else to live

if you don't beat your children, 

if there are no police

if the world is no longer 

a complex web of theft


here the sun gives light

flowers give fragrance

a mother gives

her own body to her child

giving is more ancient

than the maps

even chains give their rust 

into the soil 

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