cultural appropriation is putting fireflies in a jar
and letting them light up your bedroom
as you drift off to sleep.
and when you wake up all the lights have flickered out
but only when you’re older do you realize
you slowly suffocated them so
that you could enjoy their glow.
that just knocked the breath from me
no Santa, they’re not gifts, they’re jifts.
it’s taken me a while to realize that when it comes to certain things, some people just don’t want to understand. no matter how many facts you pull out, how convincing your argument is, they will not change or learn. they’d rather stay ignorant, and no amount of effort will change their minds.