Poem by Katherine Magley: The Raging Fire

A journey through a time of injustice and inequality.

A desire to grasp what is truly felt and honestly stated.

An excursion on how art, music, math, and other roots shape us.

A knowledge that we sometimes lose touch with ourselves and our heritage.

A tying of knots that bring it all together.

An eye that sees the continual repetition in a pattern of history, both good and bad.

A learning of all and yet seeing many have not grasped the need for change.

A change that forever will change history.

A knowing that till then, we will follow old ways.

A fuel that can cause riots and a desire to change.

A fuel that, when lit, will change everything.


Katherine Magley is a Health and Wellness Promotion major at UNC Asheville

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