Watch the Gap

To the curly haired, now-slumped over,

gloomily-looking-into-the-distance, 24 year old

sitting on the train, who gave a dollar and an apple away:

thank you.

And it is not your fault.

It is no one person’s fault.

 

If it is, it is that of a few hundred white men,

a few hundred years ago (rounding?)

who claimed their stake at power

and left a wave of predecessors in their wake –

convincing others to do the same

(blackmail, quid pro pro, survival).

 

And here we all are:

soaked in it.

No one is innocent.

We cannot just will it away, drop by drop.

 

It’s a whole other ocean we’re swimming in.

 

http://apps.urban.org/features/wealth-inequality-charts/

 

September 23, 2019

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