If I say I support equity
While pointing my finger at another group,
Would you believe my misdirection?
If I scream that you are biased, misinformed, and archaic
While simultaneously removing your right to choose,
Will you overlook that I have made myself the judge?
If I call for equal opportunity
While threatening your livelihood
Because you won’t meet my immediate demands,
Will you believe I treat you with dignity?
If I defund the essential services
That help your community run–
That serve you, heal you, protect you–
Will you still defend what I’ve done?
Will you stand by and call me equitable
When I execute policies at odds
With your state, community, and personal
Right to freedom, self-direction, and choice?
Will we fall for a false equity
That- once again- harms the very ones
We claim to protect?
–Written by Sandy Heights