How do you raise a wall?
How do you raise that security blanket
pulled up right under your chin
so you can sleep better at night?
How do you raise a policy that
safety is the top priority?
How do you raise that fear,
that idea that you need to be protected?
How do you raise a wall
the haves from the have-nots
the powerful from the powerless
the oppressor from the oppressed?
How do you raise an idea?
How do you raise the notion
that humanity is not created equally?
That in order to have and be let be
you must look and sound like me?
How can you raise that wall
of apartheid and power?
How can you raise a barrier
that prevents conversations
that limits opportunities?
How can we raze the wall?