it’s not too late

she said that when
   we are young we
      have ideals and
we go out and
   fight nonviolently 
      and then we grow
older and have all
   kinds of other things
      that come into our
lives — marriage,
   family, careers —
      and we lose the
vision and abandon
   non-violent action
      for the cause and
then she watched,
   on one hand, the
      tributes to John
Lewis and, on the
   other, evidence of
      federal authoritarian
acts directed by the
   thug who loves total-
      itarianism and she
thinks to herself, i
   may be old, but
      i’m still vertical
and taller than
   grass so it’s not
      too late
to help make some 
   "good trouble."

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