A walk with a sign or a vigil without prayer.
A news clip, a sound byte, a celebrity on air.
A moment of silence or ribbon to wear.
The token appearance that said “We were there.”
Do something symbolic that others will see
But avoid any substance, unless it’s for thee.
Caught up in your rallies, and causes and claims,
Can’t cough up a buck, but sure divvy the blame.
Thumbs up on a post or a heart if you dare
But stop short of more or they’ll think you might care.
Scroll on with your conscience appeased by a kitten
Lest you linger too long and dare might be smitten.
The best we can muster is never enough
To make any changes through all of this fluff.
It’s time we got dirty, dug in, made a difference
Instead of performing a dance insufficient.
Now get all defensive and claim an attack
But let’s turn the tables, I’ll give it right back.
None of us knows what it’s like to have nothing
But all of us know that it’s time we did something