Friday, May 29, 2020

On Pentecost Today

They were all gathered together
in one place
this was not hegemony
this was resistance 
through solidarity 
deconstruction of homogeneity 
those with narratives of exclusion
finally finding inclusion 
proclamations that their lives
quests for justice 
yes, they mattered
in this story of resurrection
that hinged on the vindication of the 
Oppressed One
not slowed by the abuse of his brown body 
untethered to death by 
beastly powers and systems 
who ushered in a movement 
the Ascension of a new kind of community
which we await for still
in our time 
in our place
when these visions and dreams 

feel so very distant.  

Art by Mayah, age 3.