Slippery words fly through hot air
Smiles and flourishes promise happy days ahead –
But at what cost and for whom?
Another committee ‘collaborates’ behind closed doors –
Working toward freedom and justice for all?
Or for the chosen few. . . .
What would it take to halt double-speak
about things that touch all our lives?
Are we willing to pay that price?
Imagine our nation shaped by listening
rather than speaking loudest or longest –
Do we have the guts to go there?
© Elouise Renich Fraser, 15 May 2017
Response to WordPress Daily Prompt: Collaboration