Dear white adult male in a position of power

This poem was triggered by the pain of George Floyd's death (and acknowledging the hundreds of aboriginal deaths in custody here in Australia). My response is to write a poem...because poems matter...creative and gentle soul responses in a world of violence matter...and so...


The message is simple

Just listen

Deeply

Black lives matter

Children matter

Women matter

Indigenous lives matter

LGBTQI lives matter

People with 'disabilities' matter

Our Earth and everything in it

Matters


We are all connected

So soften

Open

Just listen

And let us be

No more, no less

Than you


And what you will experience

eventually

Is what you really

Actually

Deeply

Need