We are the statistics on your fact sheets. The fulfillment of your quotas
We are one link in a long chain of struggle.
We are the lion in a history written by hunters.
But we do not need to be known to create change.
You note us when we’re fearful but don’t see us with our courage.
It’s better that way.
It means we can take you by surprise.
When we stop your deportation buses
When we shut down your offices
When we interrupt your speeches
We are not in front of the cameras.
We are the footsteps behind you.
We are not at your table,
we are the shouting outside.
We are the skeleton key to your cuffs and cells
We are a sleeping dragon in the trunk of every car.
We are the warning signs before your checkpoints,
the lights off before your raids.
You won’t tell our stories because it takes a generation before heroes are honored.
You won’t record our names because your ink can’t pronounce them.
But we are here.
That which can’t be bought or sold,
will become that which can’t be stopped or ignored.
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