moving through fear

Truth School class, Labyrinth Through Fear, met at the Pan African Historical Museum USA in Springfield, MA in late January. Together, they created a poem:


Bold human expression
Holding in the cradle of compassion
Out of Nowhere, Nothing answered, Yes!

Stand still, the forest knows where you are
Light keeps on breaking
As I face the danger in my fluttering heart
A changed changer
I continue to continue
Despite all the evils
Systems that do not value life or well-being
I remain steady as a three-legged cauldron
Let me sit here with you
Be brave to walk alone
Be brave with and for others

In addition to lines composed by workshop participants, our poem includes excerpts from the following poets: Lucille Clifton, David Waggoner, Monique Wittig, and Zi Ye