Mar. 12, 2015

Puréed Proofs

You want citation
I will give you stories
that will never enter
the Journals or Annals
of American History
If that does not satisfy you
well, I'm not here to satisfy
the status quo
to make prickly truths
into puréed proofs
easier to swallow
No, I will give you
multiple lived realities
and complex truths
that will leave you
twisting and turning
during sleepless nights
until one day
you decide to
dismantle systems
of oppression
inside out

© Rossana Reis, 2015