Some of us are living lives today
That were impossible
Not so long ago.
Race and geography,
Though still a ways to go,
Are not as definitively limiting
As they once were.
And so some of us
Are becoming privileged insiders
Of worlds that didn’t have us in mind
At their inception.
The question now is,
What will we do with our privilege?
With our uncapped dreams?
With so much possibility
Are we going to use our newfound gains
To insulate ourselves from the harsh realities
That so many of our contemporaries still struggle under?
Or will we use our moment of lift
To lift another?
Surely if we are the ones now
With the power to influence the future
We can build it with more people
Than ourselves in mind?