Anti-This, Anti-That— Pro-Nothing
Have your preferences, but state your likes—
Not your dislikes
This is something I really struggle with.
I try to rephrase and polish but
I just can’t— I am using the colors
In my crayon set and they are all
Black, brown and red.
Some older person I’m friends with was like
“You young people
Only bond by complaining”
She isn’t wrong.
Our movements are led by
Ideas on what we shouldn’t be
Anti- this, anti-that
Pro-burn it all down
Pro-the difference between you and me
Even the pro-choice movement is dying.
At what point do we become
The generation of negativity
The generation of
“Meh—at least it’s not me”