comes in forms
unique to person

to read
to write
to buy
to not buy
to listen
to speak
to try
to step aside
to get up
to go to bed
to keep watching
to look away

do not prescribe resistance
for your neighbors
do not judge their path
their healing
their methodology

we do not know
the oppressors
who tried to silence
her words
her hope
his music
his kindness

so let us all resist
in our own native tongue

the cacophony arises
an eruption of resilience
a pentecost of possibility

and each recognizes
the hope we share