To You

To You 
my Muslim, Jewish, Gay, Black, and Brown
Brothers and Sisters
I will not hate You
Like a table piled high
with rancid meat
The bounty of the beast
I will not taste
the lies
I will not chew
the bigotry
I will not digest 
the hate
To you who society
tells me
I am better than
only not as worthy 
as my white brothers

Photo credit:  Adalberto Tostes
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