How do you love?
Anxiety and pain
Not only triggered by real time experiences
But posts, shared stories, all evoking
Feelings of not belong in
This cloud of smoke filled with animosity
A fire that burns, fed by
An un welcomed foe
Extinguished by L – longing
Longing for unity despite the hurt
Longing to express the hurt through art
Through good days and bad
Through creations and energy.
Observing – O
Giving space where it is due
And practicing silence when needed. and knowing when its voice need not be heard.
To valídate – V
And see those who are marginalized by intentional systematic oppression sustained by
E – embracing
A love that listens and does not judge
That fuels the fight
And insights passion
My love for my history spills into the sea of hate, discrimination, prejudice, y para ser honesta, pilas de mamaguebos.
It is a love that centres the issue and the affected martyr and does not play the victim.
This love is revolutionary.
It is the song of liberation and consciousness that pulls me in to my sister, my brother, to help them to evoke and maintain their spirit, their culture, and quite frankly, keep their sanity.
This love is not self-seeking, boastful, or proud.
It is kind.
Do this love.
Radically loving the cause, uncompromisingly loving the future, progressively loving the past
We share a love for the same cause
As we love, radically, the colonizers colonize
As we stand together, strengthened by a love of hope and resistance
Nurturing a love that courses through our very being
Melting away feelings of alienation.
Longing, observing, validating, embracing, love: radically