You and I
know that I am uncomfortable
pledging allegiance to a flag–
because that flag’s justice
is not your justice.
Justice that flows like waters
is not promised in the flag
Supreme Justice–where mainly white men
reign like kings of the day;
welp God, I remember
all your warnings about kings,
and that you sent
let’s say a different kind of judges
heroes who rebalanced the books
against the powers that be–
God we are the one
who are to empower the judges
against the Supreme Justices
Restoring Personhood, Privacy, Sexuality, Climate, Native Rights
Obliterating our hunger for Death Cults.
God, I do not want liberty and justice for all
because those human ideals cannot come close to
justice flowing down like water,
and righteousness like an everflowing stream
refresh our thirst for that which is good,
remind us to listen to those in the margins,
who still remember what justice tastes like.
Because surely it tastes like communion,
and the Kin(g)dom
If only we can remember,
Whet our appetite for justice, I pray.
Feel free to use/adapt/share with credit to Pastor Katy Stenta