Our children’s children will ask us what we did when the world was burning
when the people were rioting
when the police were killing
when the children were separated from their mothers
when the nations closed their borders for fear of being infected
when folks were hunted down for loving the wrong person,
and what will we say?
Will we cough up some lame excuse?
Will be spin alternative truths for convenience?
Will we dismiss their comments and tell them they are too young to understand?
Or will we be able to show our children how we manifested love in spite of everything?
I choose the side of love.