**This poem and artwork were collaboratively created in honor of Independence Day 2020.**
Societies demand we dwell in discomfort
with Possibility and Ambiguity,
always improvising: “Yes, and…”
We dance, syncing in limbo
with arms outstretched —
our meditation imitation:
just hoping to accept
the mind’s next “just” cause
without Applause or Precept.
Please! Something to protect —
perhaps a source of pride?!
Is it not yet known?
Each owns a Self and an Other —
a negative space inside?
When There is up and Down is here,
Left is wrong and Right is near,
All we each on our own
must be ready to decide.