you’ve been caught in the cross-fire.
Guilty by association
until proven innocent,
you are made an example of,
put on display as one of the
whose value, so miniscule,
can be bent and torn and frozen
with impunity by those of another caste.
you forget that you are one of the
whose value, so triumphant,
is impervious to any person, circumstance, war machine.
I am also of the fallen –
let me help you to