Burning Injustices

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Burning injustices increase

amid brawls over boundary lines,

the years of rising poverty

made worse when high-risk deals are signed,


burning injustices

scorch streets, homes, families,

I recall promises

such wrongs would be eased,


burning in just

cause, communities

like scattered dust

seared by the lies,



hives enrage bees –

it is ourselves we sting,

burning injustices increase,


We will burn these injustices,

we burn inside until we do,

gathering sparks accomplish this

illumination for renewal,


We will burn these in just

cause, laws of corruption

that gag us with bias

and warp our decisions –


We will burn these

with intellect,

acts, and mercies

of shared respect,


we will,

with our will, ease

these dangers and perils;

we will burn these injustices.


Antonia Sara Zenkevitch