Danger: Do Not Lean Against Doors


this morning i’m thinking about the kids singing christmas carols in politicans’ offices in the name of immigration reform. i’m thinking about the fasters. i’m thinking about the protesters who lay down their bodies, locking and linking their bodies to buses. to fences. to each other. this morning i’m thinking about the days that i can count on one hand that are left to the 2013 legislative session. i’m thinking about how cir’s chances in 2014 are the same as mexico winning the next world cup. i’m thinking about the dream9. the dream30. the interrupters and infiltrators. i’m thinking about the petitions, the phonecalls, the lawyers and the vigils. this morning i’m thinking about how president obama’s words rang hollow and flat and fake at nelson mandela’s memorial service, because the deportations in the u.s. continued while he spoke in south africa. this morning i look at the bart doors across from me. the warning of danger: do not lean against doors. the doors of power, the doors of privilege, the doors of access that are so closed to so many. i’m thinking this morning about what it’s going to take to blow these doors off their hinges for good, for the good of us all.


2 thoughts on “Danger: Do Not Lean Against Doors

    1. April, thank you. I’m not going to lie – it is very hard, and some days are more difficult than others. But I got informed, found support and took it one step at a time. There’s an expression in Spanish to, “darle tiempo al tiempo” – to give time to time, literally translated. I hope with all of my heart that you will see your husband very soon. Big hug, Giselle


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