William Bennett Turner
No, I won’t lean in to create an impactful narrative
For I lack agency to unpack the national conversation
I could be proactive, get out of my lane, and pivot away from gaslighting
But could I do the heavy lifting, see though a different lens,
Be woke and set off a firestorm?
This would be a performative event, one to prioritize,
If sufficiently incentivized.
Ah, the time is long past due
And remains to be seen.
As I resist uttering words that are trite, hackneyed, cliched, overused and fatuous.