If all we do is ignore their ‘-isms’
of what use are statues and symbols?
If we longer have the ability to spell
we may be forgiven for not knowing
this French lady’s name
we might think she means to ward people off
with her torch of flames
We might not know that she’s loved by many
-who know her by name
-who know the essence of her ‘ism’
And who are ready to wear her truth
Happy Independence Day!