According to My DNA

Once I found out I had thirty-five
percent English blood and two
percent Indian blood from India,

I realized I was both oppressor
and oppressed, more oppressor than
oppressed, much more oppressor than

oppressed and then I realized I am
what everyone is in oneself —
both oppressor and oppressed; the

percentage doesn’t matter because,
according to Holy Writ if you are
guilty of breaking one commandment

you are guilty of breaking all ten
and, therefore never one in a position
to judge anyone anymore for anything

and that would be a really good
starting place for personal humility
and responsibility, speaking as

one who is both oppressor and oppressed,
even if more oppressor than oppressed,
which according to my DNA is what I am.

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