For Those Who Resist

dedicated to my comrades in our streets and those in our hearts

For those who resist

For those who plan and strategize

For those who gather at a moment’s notice

We give thanks

For those who serve as witnesses

For those who are civil and disobedient

We give thanks

For those who speak up at local meetings

For those who carry signs and snacks and first aid

We give thanks

For those who hold tight to their protest buddy

For those who bring their medic skills to give aid

We give thanks

For those who document and record

For those who de-escalate

We give thanks

For those who contribute in bursts

For those who make it their life’s work

We give thanks

For those who do their work at home

For those who march on legs or on wheels

We give thanks

For those who refuse to budge

For those who organize votes

We give thanks

For those whose hearts are breaking

For those whose anger overwhelms

We give thanks

For those who maintain the ability to love

For those who find courage they never knew they had

We give thanks

For those who gather with friends and allies

For those who stand alone

For those who resist

We give thanks

Adapted from A Prayer for Today by Trisha Arlin 

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