Forget glass ceilings

it’s those concrete walls

you need to be concerned about

It starts with the walls of the mind

which need hacking

-setting free the helium mind to the right altitude

Then there are walls of fear

that can only be demolished

by the anger of a Rosa Parks

Next, there are those walls of injustice

-oft times needing long stretches of Mandela patience

-coupled with the wisdom of Solomon

And then you have those fortresses of every manner of human evil

seemingly impervious strongholds

the kind that protect abusers and the unjust

For these- we roll up our sleeves, take a breath- and prepare to Erin Brokovich them into oblivion

©Vivian Zems

Poets United- Midweek motif- The Wall

dVerse-MTB- narrative poetry