It Takes Some Time – A Poem By Elana Stanger, L.C.S.W.

Heart Over Head

It takes some time

To say “I’m not White”

It takes some courage, too.


To take the wool from off our eyes,

I’ll say it

If you will too.


“I’m not White” —

Three simple words

Yet they’d mean so much.


To renounce our privileged class,

They’d say,

And in fairness, become one with the “us”.


Now, who is “us”, you’d like to know,

Though I suspect you already do —

It’s everyone that isn’t “White”; it’s everyone but you.


Alone you stand, Alone are we

With our riches and our greed

Yet we can join the rest of “us”

And be a better “we”.


— By Elana Stanger, L.C.S.W. a.k.a. St. Angel

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