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listening to the fireworks
thinking of souls scorched because the fire works
my own hand and arm symbolic of how the fire works
teeth gnashing because the fire works
only a few laborers signed up to do work

the job is to make the road less traveled
to expose the sweets on the ginger bread house
as leading causes of tooth decay
to sway
persuade
turn the tide this way
the way
the truth

us with melanin
have had truth meddled in
by equals less the power of altering
adding
subtracting
and the order of operations
rearranged by those mal-practicing
opening doors to infinite philosophies

making elections sure has never been more important
defending truth tried by fire
a reminder that the fire works
and the fire hurts
my soul hurts
because i know the soul’s worth