Coffee Sleeve Stories

How Do I Cope?

By Anonymous

The Ups and Downs compare nothing…. 

to the fear felt in my body when you tell me I’m overreacting, 

depth of my pain when I’m forced to pick a side, 

The mystery of being once the peaceful majority to the silenced minority, 

Knowing your home and watching it fade, 

Understanding that my life is a privilege and not one I control, 

The Ups and Downs compare nothing to being Native,  

Where everyone is willing to stare but few willing to care.  

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