Things that rise

Balloons

Water past it’s boiling point

Seeds

Dust

Currents

Truth

Lies

Sound waves

Ideas

Shrieks

Prayers

Feathers

Contaminants

Dispersed Particles

Bubbles

Sighs

Songs

Sometimes cars and houses and trees

Things lighter than their surrounding substance

Things propelled by force

Velocity

Absent of gravity

Things carried

Sometimes people

Not often enough, people

Dreams

Truth

Currents

Propellers that allow us to be brought along

We feel childish pulls of longing

And adult experiences of weightfulness

We celebrate the times when we are brought back to wonder.

We elevate that wonder and feel its joy.

We question if we can trust it.

We try not to question when we do feel pulled.

We look up, we stare, we long, we linger.

We entertain the belief that people rise.

People rise.

People are raised.

Communities rise.

People are raised.

Things rise, and we bear witness.

Writer. Thinker. Facilitator. Advocate. Invested in accountability for power based violence, creative initiatives, and meaningful, nuanced dialoguing.

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