We The People, Have Spoken.

We The People of the United States of America

demanded change.

celebrations of stonewall

of juneteenth

of people of color.

protests for black lives,

immigrant lives,

gay lives,

trans lives,

minority lives,

and for everyone in between.

We The People

demanded change,

marching in the broken, pothole ridden pavement streets

of our biggest cities,

making the loudest noises we could muster,

screaming just to be heard.

We The People

demanded change.

 

We The People of the United States of America

have spoken.

We The People of Michigan

flipped the state.

our voices made a red state, blue as it was before.

We The People of Michigan

only flipped the state

because of the votes

from wayne county.

the votes that came from black voters.

We The People of Michigan

would have been red 

if they didn’t use their voices

and exercise their rights.

 

We The People of Oklahoma

have spoken.

have elected the first non-binary, muslim, person of color

into the state legislature.

We The People of Oklahoma 

have spoken,

and now, Mauree Turner,

you speak for us.

 

We The People of Delaware

have spoken.

have elected the first ever transgender woman

as a state senator.

We The People of Delaware 

have spoken,

and now, Sarah McBride,

you speak for us.

 

Mauree Turner, Sarah McBride, and Kamala Harris,

you represent something bigger than yourselves.

something bigger than america.

you represent black lives,

muslim lives,

transgender lives,

queer lives,

minority lives.

you represent lives that matter. 

you represent voices that need to be amplified.

 

We The People of the United States 

have spoken on your behalf.

now, you must speak on ours.

protect us,

like you would protect your sons,

or daughters,

or children.

your nieces,

or nephews,

or your sibling’s kids.

protect us, like you would want to be protected.

 

because We The People of the United States of America

deserve protecting.

we deserve protecting,

like children deserve to be released from cages.

like families deserve to be reunited,

even though they should’ve never been separated in the first place.

We The People 

deserve a reform of ICE.

make them humane again.

make them remember that we are all people,

and we are all equal,

and we all deserve protecting.

 

we all deserve protecting,

like black people deserve to not get murdered by police.

like black children deserve to walk home from the corner store,

without getting stopped by cops,

and given lethal doses of drugs they did not consent to receiving.

we deserve protecting like George Floyd deserves to be alive right now.

like Breonna Taylor deserves justice.

we all deserve to be protected

in the ways that america failed to protect them.

 

we all deserve protecting,

like transgender people deserve to serve in the military,

if they choose to do so.

like lgbqt+ people deserve health care,

and shouldn’t be allowed to be denied

if they’re “suspected” to be gay.

like transitioning procedures deserve to be covered under insurances;

these are not elective surgeries,

everyone deserves to be comfortable in their own bodies,

the same way we all deserve to be protected.

 

We The People of the United States of America

have been failed for far too long,

to stand by complacently and let it happen again.

We The People of the United States

demanded change.

We The People 

have spoken.

We The People have elected officials

that represent more than just themselves.

We The People have elected officials

to protect us,

all of us.

and We The People

demand it’s well past time

that they start doing so.