I live in a society in which
the people –
they don’t care.
They tut and they tsk at third-world problems
“Rape is bad”, they recite,
“and dirty water is horrible
and child illiteracy –
heavens forbid that my daughter should ever have to walk the streets alone at night
and drink unclean water
and never learn how to read”
and then they look back down at their phones.
Do they not understand
apathy is the catalyst of these social tragedies?
Do they not comprehend
their inactions are the sources of stagnancy?
We need change
So we must change our mindsets from
“I can’t – but someone else can”
“I can – and I will”.