Poem by Adam Powers
"-Ism's in my opinion are not good.
A person should not believe in an -ism,
he should believe in himself."
– Ferris Bueller
You, too will lament
Seeing through the prism:
All I see are climate changeisms
Through lightning rainbow schisms
Sizzling under darkening cumulus fascism
Simmering centuries of white colonialism
Cracking crystalline clear intersecting racism and sexism
Under bullets like rain choking capitalism
Until we break through clouds with columns of humanism
Upon this, our new decade dawning with dynamism
Scoping new structures of power with an electrified vision
New paradigms entirely - not simply clever catcheisms
Although we stand among a culture corroded and craven
We could face ourselves to see it all as something someone created
Complicit systems we’ll rearrange into our own radically different totality
A new schema of compassion and connection to bind our new mentality.