Just beyond the light
There is tomorrow
A story yet untold
That only you can tell
In your unique way
Fields of grain
Too many intersections
And not enough time
We lived and we tried to feel love
As it was sold to us
We tried to be something
I felt the shift
I felt myself losing tune
We rang loud
And out of tune
We lost touch with people
We looked to our palms
And our timelines
But it told us nothing of our times
Twitter is not real
Facebook is not real
It does not give you the supper table
The summer mornings
In the south
The green stalks of corn
The ice storms in winter
The kerosine Heat
We live and die in the hashtag
But we haven’t grown up to maturity
Poverty is more than we can comprehend
It’s a relationship to money
It’s not just wanting and not having
These lives just beyond the light
The gift of life
Look past the last headlines
What we are
We are here
More than politics
More than religion
“Be what you were…”
I look at art
From the 90s
And I feel a disconnect
I don’t know this person
This person doesn’t know me
I can’t see the tv from across the room
I keep moving my couch closer and pretending it doesn’t matter ….
Pictures give us words
We are textured
Can you downsize the American dream?
We can find answers in 5g speed
We are born with a cellular plan
But we don’t know our neighbour
A pastors struggle on Monday morning
Are we red and blue state ?
People vote, or don’t vote, for various reasons.
One Party is the single issue party. Or the anti vax, anti mask, lower tax…don’t take my guns?
No, one party is the American dream, Reagan party, read, communicate, write, dream, love your country, write your wife love letters from across the room. You’re groomed from a young age to vote red.
The business owner. Trying to dream.
The other is college kids, millennials, like it or not, woke, sensitive to every issue, minority, apologising, how will the kids make it during this economy?
Most of us are somewhere in the middle not on the fringes…who’ve lived through a handful of economic collapses…
Most of us have lost someone to this virus…
I was talking with a nurse and she was telling me of the horror of a patient dying…of the horror that people still think this is a hoax, the fact that these patients are protected by privacy laws and this creates a gap…and we will never know…but they know…and for them…this is a nightmare…
Now, what do people vote on?
Somewhere in the middle.
We have more in common than we think.
The whole silence is violence
be woke to every single new thing ….
that’s a big tab…
the answer to winning votes and states
is not be the most liberal…
it’s connecting to the country.
We are all Americans.
Unplug from social media,
You can block and unfollow each-other all day long but these are real people with real lives and real votes and they are not going anywhere, they’re our neighbours our mothers our siblings.
what do we all have in common.
Return to the vision. Return to common sense, adulthood …
you can build a platform and a table with room for everyone.
We can’t go back…we go forward…beyond the light…or we fade into oblivion…