The raging political climate makes me feel
like water is boiling underneath my floor.
Shouldn't we be done "deciding" arbitrarily
which bodies get rights
and which bodies to put into building projects,
destined for poverty and murder and a bottle.
"We should keep an eye out for those on welfare
because it can't be taken from the needy,
unless they're black, fuck that, not my problem."
Becky, your pink hat is blocking your view
from obvious hatred you blanket with #bodypositivy
and "good vibes only fam"
and when you call the cops who have already written a verdict
on your Latino male neighbor for
"making a LOT of noise after nine p.m.",
you're no better than the cowards
that shoot little black boys for playing at the park.
If you ask a person of color, they'll tell you
a white person's voice is a heater
and we fucking use it.