You don’t have the right to tell us to do that.
You don’t have the right to command us.
We never wished to have power over you.
We wished to have power over ourselves.
We never had a problem to stand alone.
But we always had a problem with the way things
are in the arrangement of our chromosomes.
Right now just isn’t the time to trust the process.
Right now the process still wrestles with problems in pursuing
equal opportunity in education, employment and reproductive freedom.
Sometimes it seems like the world is slowly sliding backwards,
and no one is even noticing.
Your claim to superiority depends on the use you have
made of your own time, experiences and freedom.
Your claim to the favorable position creates a shadow over us,
a shadow so broad no matter day or night.
These are burning times. What you see is our spark.
These are burning times. What you hear is a reclaim of our minds.
These are burning times. What you feel is the recuperation of our empowerment.