Us vs. Them

Our world is divided into “Us vs. Them”

Our world is divided into “Us vs. Them”

Nothing simple,

Non-political

In 2020 we watched ill people die,

But argued over wearing small scraps of fabric

In 2020 we watched the world burn,

But continued to pretend that climate change is a hoax.

In 2020 we watched more police murder more Black people,

But some chanted that “blue lives” matter too.


Because, you see,

Our world is divided into “Us vs. Them”

Nothing simple,

Non-political 

It is always shown as

Conservative against liberal,

Gay against straight,

Women against men

And vice versa

The loudest voices are the most radical on all sides

These loudest of voices are fighting


Even in a chaotic, painful year

Our world is divided into “Us vs. Them”

I am right

Because you are wrong

Twitter told me so

It’s fake news

And a conspiracy

Don’t be such a snowflake


These are the narratives we hear every day

Our is world divided into “Us vs. Them”

Nothing simple,

Non-political

So much so that we “cancel” our friends

And call genuine questions hate

As a society we should learn together,

Grow together,

Love together

But we don’t mean it when we say,

“It has been a tough year!

We’re all in this together!

I’m sending my love!”

We don’t mean it because


Our world is divided into “Us vs. Them”

Nothing simple,

Non-political

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