Why do I take time away from my office where perhaps I could better use my time
delving into theological roots
so that knowledge pours out into my community.
Because the actions of the powerful, the Empire
impact my community as a whole
And therefore when they suffer, so do I
because it is they whom God has called me to care for
So I will never back down from this pathway of transformative justice
Of restoring those who are considered the least of these
to the beauty that the Creator crafted and molded us all into
I walk, I protest, I march for my Ancestors
Because the drums still guide my heart.