“Yes, yes! We heard you.”
“Enough, I say!”
Your eyes roll as soon as her mouth opens
as if you already know what she’s going to say
But you never really hear.
You never really hear because you don’t care to.
Because it’s not part of your script.
This is all Reality-TV, anyway, Right?
You shove your fingers in your ears
like a six-year-old
and waggle your tongue
in that sing-songy way
“Nah-nah-na nah nah! I ca-an’t heeeeeeeeear you!”
as if that makes the truth dissolve
But it never works.
We have heard the tolling bells of history
and We Remember
WE hear the call to action
WE RISE UP
We will steal your dice so you can’t play your Monopoly
Dismantle your bulldozer
We will hold a mirror up to your aggression
And we will keep going until Progress is Sanity