Waves

Waves

Maya Angelou said that being American means being white and everyone else has to hyphenate

But what about those who hyphenate their lives in order to come together as a single unit

Without titles or distinctions

After all, can anything truly be understood within the context of a single dash

Or without the repercussions of gender or privilege or history upon its basis

Perhaps hyphenation should not limit us to an axis built upon the empathy of others

But perhaps in the knowledge that we are all minorities

Whose time has not yet come

 

more by KRISTEN GREEN

Photograph by Julio Tapia

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  • Barbara Goodson

    Like it, relate.