There is nothing simple about today. Nothing easy.
Today is full of complexity and
and some might say
far too many shades of gray for far too many people insisting on black and white.
Where you see gray, I see platinum and silver and shiny gunmetal flecked with blue
and sometimes, even gold.
I see a rainbow of Maybe
and Yes, We Can / Si, Se Puede!
Yesterday may have been simple…..
if you accept simplicity in the act of forced conformity.
And the “simplicity” of Yesterday
I don’t want to go back there!
– don’t want to be shoved in a box just like other boxes!
You may not tell me what to do
with my body
with my heart
with my desire
with my beliefs
with my vote
and if you do, I will rise
like a phoenix: hell-bent and beautiful
and tell you where you can shove your yesterdays.
They are too small