Fires of shame

A climate warming up

Among denial and hope

Entraps us in smoke and hides our shame.

We make baby steps

But grow brave.

Biting ambition, we stand together.

Anger for you

A fire, sudden like fever,
Is lit in response
To your little respect
And gratuitous lessons.
I know my business,
I know arrogant people,
I am learning self respect,
I know a No hidden behind a stream of words.