While I know I should forget what YOU did-not-do to me and had no part in, from my past;
It does not make for denial of my experience and all that I’ve suffered which unfortunately cannot be erased that fast;
I will strive not to blame you if you strive not to ask me to deny what it means today;
There is much work that you have done to compensate for the present struggles of others which I cannot begin to repay;
I’m grateful, I give you that; but what I also give you is the need that we have together to right wrongs;
So that the deeply woven harms created by centuries of evil men and women, this time around, won’t last as long.