Independence Day

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Liberate the truth,

unbind Her from the corset

that has cinched her flesh and breath,

cracked her ribs, and

           created curves to please the eye

at the cost of truth.

 

She is a        hostage

held in sacrilege,

              a body most high.

A body of water reflecting sky’s longing,

but also its clowns, and eagle shaped clouds

                               that curve and shapeshift truth.

That turn Her into a paper doll,

            Barbie

manufactured from our longing

for super heroes, white horses.

Liberate Her        from all this nonsense.

 

Let us see Her wardrobed in idealism,

injustice,

let Her reflect the truth of who we were,

             who we          are

and finally, who we want to be

                 naked, in our mirrors.

 

Let sunlight impress itself on

Her,

and let Her reflect back its gold glory

           but in truth as borderless as sky.

 

Let Her be uncloaked from lies

that have choked Her neck of expression

                            with the fat fingers of history.

Let us see with eyes        anew

the shadows we cast

so we can open wide the window of this day

to greet the birds of despair with new hope.

I am                              free,

you are                free,

together we uncork this truth

and drink of         it.

 

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9 thoughts on “Independence Day

  1. you had me with these lines–so perfect for the times we are living through right now: Let us see Her wardrobed in idealism, injustice,
    let Her reflect the truth of who we were,
    who we are
    and finally, who we want to be
    naked, in our mirrors.

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