This Place of a Thousand Hills

Grace
Dec 3, 2021

This place of a thousand hills,
this place of thousands of lives spilled,
because someone drew lines,
measured heights and noses,
created differences no one saw,
while others tried to show
how similar we were to gorillas,
to understand our origins -
sharing 98% of DNA,
such close cousins a sneeze
could wipe out whole families.

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Grace

Traveler, poet, educator, yogi, activist, artist, writer, British-Jamaican Londoner living in Ghana https://soundcloud.com/gracelouisewood