The New Opening

“Opening minds, hearts, and wallets” – Lisa Schamess

To open minds: a tire iron,
enough bicep to swing it,
stomach enough to uproot
bigoted thoughts from between
ears, and voice to ricochet
against spaces relieved of weeds.

To open hearts: trauma trauma trauma
a mantra in violent images on newscasts
played on repeat

Wallets open themselves,
like legs.

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