"Stay Home"

Person looking down standing in sunset

“Stay Home” 
But no one in my home wants me there
“Stay Home”
But I don’t have a home to stay in
“Stay Home” 
But home is where they hurt me.

Exposed is our privilege 
and with it a broken system 
Stripped down to our bones 
and we watch them through our windows begin to bleach in the sun 
Whitewashed with the lack of priority in diversity 

Inequity 
Inconsistency 
The choice not to care.

Now there are millions for the unemployed?
Yet the woman on the corner continues to receive nothing 
Cars pass her by, out for a daily drive going absolutely nowhere. 

So, please don’t ask me to stay home when that’s the worst place I could be right now 
Please don’t ask me to stay home when that’s not even a choice I get to make
Please don’t ask me to stay home when that isn’t a safe place for me to be.

PLEASE, don’t ask me to stay home if you’re not going to listen to what that means for me. 

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