False safety in our Ignorance

“Understand” Taken by Me

“I am a human being, nothing human can be alien to me” Terrace & Maya Angelou


Human actions become foreign to us when we can’t categorize them

can’t form the syllable sounds with our tongue and lips

can’t describe the undeniable emotions we feel with speech.

as human beings, we forget of the equality that we all hold

obscured by preconceived and predetermined unrealistic definitions placed on us by us

to keep all of us in check.

crooked check created

and molded by light,

not the luminosity but white.

no, none of it alien because most have chosen to accept

no, not alien but foreign

and that’s something we have been told that we can’t ever accept.

human speech has been infected and plagued by hurtful

derogatory unnecessary terms,

created to undermined and deflect

subliminal messages throughout our speech have become like neighbors,

cancerous tumors injected into our bloodied speech

passed down to us from past generations.

but I always wondered why?

why is it that the powerful truth

the correct words and sounds

were the ones that always felt foreign coming out of our mouths?

why is forgiveness and healthy love foreign?

why is it hard to understand and accept different understandings?

understanding that under the superficial we are all but





and souls

all seeking and searching,

all hoping.

why is it that what is foreign to us is what should be familiar to all?

Not alien because we know it exists, but foreign because we’ve chosen to ignore and fear it.

Gabriela A Tejada

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All Images were taken by me, unless stated otherwise.

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