Inheritance

because I know we can be better,
because I know and I believe
that all life is sacred
that aggression is not inherent, I walk
slowly as I reach out for your voice
grasping at the threads between us,
wondering what we’ve lost and what we stand to gain
for those who are within us it’s a crime
to say goodbye as though they mean nothing
to give up as though they did not try
because they tried like we all try
it was never a matter of hope, after all
but still we are all killing
still we are all dying
and we did not need to live this way
but still I choose to live, today.

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