Light a candle
turn out all the lights
focus on your existential fright.
It’s very real, the fear you’re feeling
enveloped by the reality of our regime changing
it’s not like before you thought you were safe
like you could express your inner freedom without fear of malice
Focus your eyes to the light of the candle
in the midst of your dark open space
think about the powerful flame
and all the energy it takes
to fill that dark space all by itself
just for a second you begin to see
the power of your rage manifested
among all the darkness and tyranny
But just when you note this
you notice the room
all dark and filled with fear
there is energy in the chaos
of the evil force that leers.
You don’t feel safe,
because you know you aren’t
it’s overt now and you have no place to hide
in your own skin you are punished
because brutality presides.
Breathe in your discontent,
your fear and palpable anger
for at least the next four years
you’re in clear and present danger.
The light of the candle
think about how it fills the space around you
that’s the light of your community enveloping you
your safe place
your home-base and more
don’t forget you have them as a lighthouse
and powerful core.
In this next indefinite space
it’s important that it’s strength and courage you take
to get through the day and move to the next
SELF CARE in the interim
get through it at best.
Throughout it all remember you ain’t alone
remember that it’s connection to hone.
amidst the tumult of power that incites.