im sick of society sucking the soul from me
because i feel tired after watching the news
and even more exhausted logging onto
social media platforms and seeing strangers debate
about the value of children’s lives.

i scroll through twitter and see the way they
argue about my rights like what movie to watch-
it feels like a movie on fast forward and i cant
find the remote. im screaming at the top
of my lungs because im scared of the ending.

let us use our voices to sing and raise our
hands in fists and march to the beat of the drums
of the men and women in chains who paved
the roads of freedom for us to walk on.