I refuse to let the politics of fear,
begin to divide the love between us.
So much has happened this past year,
I get the sway of a blank canvas.
Sometimes the choices may seem unclear,
but really what’s left of justice?
Is your view from my shoes, sincere?
Or is it easy to pretend to be blameless?
I choose to think this is a smear,
a move to spin the emotional axis,
until we believe things so severe,
that all people are only their bias.
I know you are more than fear,
and not some words that are faceless.
Because you also have a conversation to steer,
in unmasking the myth of progress.
© Manivillie Kanagasabapathy
AN: A response to these posters that have started showing up across East York part of the City of Toronto.
Also on another note – sometimes it takes a community to write a poem:) Thank you to Janny, Jenn, Manimolie, Sandra and Wendy, for always having insight and answering my many many many questions!