POETRY / Narrative Poetry

Wokeness in Three Acts

Be wary of who you open your heart to

BJ Dawson
Published in
3 min readApr 17, 2024


Photo by Siviwe Kapteyn on Unsplash

The first time I heard “stay woke
was from a peer in my youth — a
“brother from another mother,” as
the old street slang goes



BJ Dawson
The Howling Owl

Medium Top Procrastinator. Guilty of writing under the influence. No, I’m not upset. My face always looks this way. INTP https://cosmicrubble.com/