It trickles down, the hate you see
on the airwaves, the hate you feel
in the air.
It trickles down to your office space,
to the very place where you live.
Minds are malleable – too many have
fallen under the sway, where it has
become not only acceptable but
required to despise the Other.
Ah, the Other – where have they to go?
Will a wall really keep them out?
But what wall in history has not been
breached, blown up, torn down
brick by brick?
What Other in history have not risen up
to right the wrongs of a privileged few?
It may not happen today, nor tomorrow.
But one day you’ll look around
and see what’s built come tumbling down.