Seeing Beyond the Cover: National Poetry Month, Day 24

I am at our new president’s inauguration. This will be a short post. I’m looking at all of the robed students robed faculty robed admin robed trustees robed alum robed mayor robed city leaders. Those in pink are music. Those in dark blue have the PhD. Brown must be accounting folks. Purple is for the law. White is the arts. 

Who are they behind and beyond what their hoods tell us?

We won’t know unless we talk to them. Learn them. It’s important to talk to people. To remove the hoods from our faces from our eyes from the beliefs we inherit from those who inherit their beliefs from other inheritors of beliefs. 

Read this new poem by Ross Gay. It gets right to that point. 


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