Three Card Monte

Tell us that you hear our concerns

Tell us how much you care

Tell us how important our voices are

Thank us for coming to share

The conversation will continue

Say we have to table this motion 

Regretfully for a year or two

Tell us how much diversity matters

Just not as much as vacations do

and the conversation continues

Shuffle aside centuries’ of traditions 

Tell us of your committee’s travails

Politely mansplain how calendars work

Whitewash our petition and all it entails 

this is how the conversation continued

Tell us how we couldn’t possibly understand

2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025 we’ll revisit

Of course every child is welcome at the table

there is just not room for everyone to sit

sure let’s circle back to talk in 2026

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