The Price of a Pronoun

The cost of a pronoun

Is the letter S.

Is those you thought you knew

And comfort

It’s the privilege of an assumed credibility

It’s safe passage in and out of churches

And conservative circles.

The worth of a pronoun

Is the shape of a heart.

Is a smile as wide across as this red state

And “I see you, I believe you.”

It’s the privilege of fierce protection and unrelenting love.

It’s safe passage from this broken earth to God’s presence

And the circles of those who have been hurt by “his people.”

What a beautiful bargain.

 

 

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