Poem: Our Movable Mecca

Poet Danez Smith unpacks this terrain in the presence of racism, oppression, and cultural erasure through their poem “Our Movable Mecca.” A few excerpts are:    “we who were born into conundrum…  who asked for water & were given a border… who were hungry & were given a cell to hunger in…  we know change is not concept but necessity…  we make heaven wherever we stand…  we are our own mecca…”  we are our own mecca… we are our own mecca we are the first brick thrown last brick in our new home we are our own wish our own promise our own throne”        To read the full poem go here:  http://www.splitthisrock.org/poetry-database/poem/our-movable-mecca  

(Curated and adapted for KUF from the 2019 Soul Matters materials for the theme ‘JOURNEY’ by Rev. Beckett Coppola.)