Social Justice Poetry

Sarena Tien

It’s Not Over | A Social Justice Poem by Sarena Tien

Queer
first-generation
Chinese-American
woman.

I embody nearly everything
the red puzzle pieces
of our country
stand against.

I sobbed until I couldn’t breathe.

But my friends
ignited a storm,
sympathy rain
and solidarity wind.

Hope lives on
in the minorities
the fighters
the dreamers.

We will not be silenced.

This is our fight,
America’s fight,
the world’s fight.
And we won’t back down.