To make lasting change today.
Every effort to shift society
Faces double layers of red tape-
First the resistance of those deeply incentivised
To believe in the status quo
And then the layer of apathy
Of those too cynical to ask for better.
Even within the world of changemakers
There is an eternal tussle between
And those on the verge of ‘woke fatigue’.
There are fewer common enemies
And we’re growing increasingly numb to the pains
Being the one exception
Who makes it out
Isn’t good enough anymore,
Because we’ve had enough of tokens
And we are ready to redeem the real thing-
Instead of looking for a wind to fill the sails
Of a few boats
Maybe it will serve us all better
To search for the rising tide
That lifts us all.