And Even If We Aren’t Believed

We see you 
Trading your compassion for your “power” 
Trading your humanity 
To sustain the lie that everything’s okay 
To sustain the lie that you are holding it together

But we see you broken 
Unfeeling in this 
Concealing with this

Acting out your wounds
Unleashing your pain

How small must you be 
That you would build victories
On the backs of victims

How small must you be 
That you would refuse to see us

As we simply ask you

To see yourselves

How have you become so broken?

No matter what they do

Nothing will change the fact that even in this

We have learned to better see ourselves and each other

To realize that we are one of too many

To realize that broken people will never make us whole

To realize that it was never our fault

We were never to blame

And even if we aren’t believed

We will be heard

Our courage will be felt

Instructive in its clarity

That we deserve so much more than this

Unwavering in its belief

That we will be the alchemists

That this will end with us

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