Karen Lee Lewis and Tora Estep

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TORA ESTEP, BLINDED BY THE GODDESS

Inspiration piece

 

KAREN LEE LEWIS
Response

 

Ground Truth

after Tora Estep’s “Blinded by the Goddess”

 

We are one, after all, you and I, together we suffer, 

together exist and forever will recreate each other.  

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

 

The body is an imperfect shield

full of apertures

 

The majority cannot afford

to smother ourselves

with silence

blinding our being

to injustices

that masquerade

as change

 

We cannot forget

those yellow whispers

their jaundiced refrains

cowardice and deceit

 

Misfortune is unpredictable

narrows a person’s perspective

makes us generalize our empathies

 

Shadows of anguish

darkened doorsteps

we spin our fears

into air that boils

our collective breath

funnels grief deep

through the breast bone

 

Wish it were not so

 

Turn about

face the prowl of search light

listen to the deafening alarm

 

Come now

we need every eye

to view each other whole

 

Place your hands

in mine

so that we can hear you

speak your mind

 

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