I am not an Animal

I am a human being.

Re-processed digitized image scanned from an oil painting by Eastman Johnson, A Ride for Liberty, The Fugitive Slaves
A Ride for Liberty – The Fugitive Slaves

Do you agree with me?

My Home is a Sanctuary

My partner’s family sought political asylum in the United
States when he was a child

Rebels marched his family out of their country at gunpoint.

My partner became a U.S. citizen 20 years ago.

He proudly votes in every election.

Because of Trump, my partner is now afraid for his family and
because of Trump’s white nationalists, my partner is a target.

We are these words, these words are US:

 “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

 

Photograph of a drawing of our lady if Guadeloupe sheltering San Francisco
My Home is a Sanctuary

 

(c) Rob Goldstein 2017 All Rights Reserved – Revised September 2019

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