I feel it, I feel it to my core
I feel it, an empath to my bones
I feel it, not sure where to go
I feel it, the pain I know is real
I feel it, I know down deep that this is time last spent
I feel it, I want to fight it, but to what end?
I feel it, is it worth it?
This is my life, is it worth it?
Does my life justify the fight?
The demise is imminent, is it worth the fight?
The collapse is assured, if I give up, will it be alright?
Oh, America the promise, what has become of us?
No longer I pledge, my country ‘tis of thee
I feel it, as I watch the destruction of liberty
I feel it, the collapse of the “great experiment,” so they say
I feel it, the genocide and slavery of which we were born
Were we ever really different than those who came before?
We tell ourselves lies to keep from confronting the horror we inflict
I feel it, the hate, the racism, the treatment of people born brown
I feel it, powerless to inspire, to change, to resurrect common ground
I feel it, but what does that even mean anymore?