photo by caylie hausman in june 2020, kcmo plaza BLM protests

Watching US

the world has been watching
US, we

have been watching us.
and now

we have
Representation.

Diversity.
Hope.

The Work is
not

done.
but the

H o p e
in it all

has been
Revived

after 4 long years.
we have been watching,

we have been
voting,

you have been telling us to
“Smile” because

we “look prettier
that way.”

Now,
here we are,

smiling–
and yet

you don’t seem
to think we’re

pretty at all.
You should

really
Smile, you

look nicer
that way.

Or maybe you
should just

get out.
Vote your

heart out,
make the change.

Let’s welcome US
to the 21st century.

Let’s welcome
US, all

of US,
in our new home for the first time.

It’s okay it’ll
take some time

to get used to,
we’ll figure out the Joy

along
the way.

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to see more work from the multidisciplinary artist, designer and writer caylie hausman please visit https://linktr.ee/flipbak

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