Claim your humanity

Garden of Eden by Peter Paul Rubens and Jan Brueghel

Forsake your devotion
to predicament and discord
Break the tradition
of rivalry and curse

Quick while there’s time
Uproot hostility
Claim your humanity
Insist on brotherhood

Open your fists
into embraces
Open your arms’ length
into loving circles

Remove every roadblock
to the peaceable kingdom
Outnumber the hawks
Outdistance the angels

James Broughton