Why do we build barriers – religious, political, national?
Why do we fear differences – sexual, social, racial?
Why do we use terminology – that draws a line round ‘us’?
Why do we use concepts – that keep out ‘them’?
Why do we look out there – and see what we hate?
Why do we project – our inner fears out?
Why can’t we, just occasionally, drop the illusion of difference
and remember that there is no ‘us’ nor ‘them’ – only ‘we’.
They are truly us, and we are truly them, and if we remembered that more often, the world could rest again.