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Enshrined

by Ava Mack 2 months ago in social commentary · updated 2 months ago
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a poem

To form a more perfect union

Present tense, not past

The infinitive's infinity

For you reading this tomorrow:

Take it, reshape it, make it last.

We can't remake mistakes and call it progress

Regress rights and call that success

Progress is the progeny of rights enshrined

Which no ruling, no court, no justice, no crime

Can nullify.

In due process and due course

With resistance and insistence

Against all invasions of institutions and interpretations of our constitutions

We will purchase for our chosen posterity the

Justice

Tranquility

Welfare and

Liberty

Stolen from us.

social commentary

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Ava Mack

Boston-based

Wednesday Addams, Violet Baudelaire, Hermione Granger vibes

https://www.instagram.com/avamariemack/

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