Woke – to be aware of social injustice, to see beyond the facade of social construct, to be aware of the connection between self and others, to know how little you know.
It does not come in a cascade
It slips in during the quiet thoughtful moments
It is as a stage curtain, gradually pulling apart to reveal what has always been there
It is what has always been there but shielded by the need to hold onto all you grew up believing
Woke is daring to ask the question
Woke is removing the walls and letting your thoughts fly free
Woke is finding beauty and depth in everyday things
It is the bright eyed woman, comfortable in her nakedness
Unhesitant in her step
Fearless in her laughter
Creating new paths
Discovering lost ones
Woke is not noisy
It sits right there, quietly waiting for you to reach out.