Unwittingly

Is how so much of the world’s harm
Is done.
If you look long and hard enough
You’ll find injustice
Ingrained under all our fingernails,
How even the purest of institutions
Battle the entropy
That emanates from having had human founders.
We give voice to the oppressed
By silencing the offspring of oppressors
We call for equality
But use unequal instruments to do so
We are broken people
Trying to build unbroken things.
It’s best to call it out:
We are creatures of our times
Some things will not be undone-
Only acknowledged
And even then, only by those
Who choose to roam the earth
With eyes that see.

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