1. Listen Up!

From the recording Feminism


I just echo
These borrowed words

These borrowed words
Have come from those whose lives
I speak of

Are you listening
To them and not just me?
Listen up!

Follow guidance
From those silenced
Genders and sexualities non-conforming
From race to ability
Speaking from authority
Of lived experience
Take their lead
They’ll show us how to change the world

Let’s lighten up the load
The burden carried all these years from young to old
We strive for equity
Social boundaries broken down can set us all free

Free, free

We could be, all set free
We could be, all set free
Listen up, listen up
Take this fight, Make this right