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Poetry Challenge Day 41 (11/14/21)

Make no mistake
the caste system is alive
and well in America.

But don’t teach my children
about the history of
race in America…

We wouldn’t want to open any eyes.

I view this as my most important poem to-date. I think the caste system in America is at the heart of our current political dilemma. Certain people have decided to move on from our racist/caste past, and certain other people are feeling threatened by the realization that caste is no longer working like they intend it to… and then there are those that recognize this phenomenon, and are using it to exert control over the latter…