My 2nd grade teacher always said “Sorry don’t pay the bills.”

Culturally speaking so many people have been taught that their remorse, guilt and shame are in-and-of themselves the price to be paid for their privilege and gain

But the truth is that the price is dear, and the feelings are only collateral damage

But the truth is that they are not prepared to pay the price

So instead they offer their feelings as some kind of sacrifice

Because they cannot bring themselves to do the right thing

Knowing the price comes from their benefit – the excess they are enjoying

White guilt is deep and wide and unabiding in its overwhelming intensity

It traps and holds down any meaningful change in a quagmire of excess energy

The guilt and the shame don’t get the bills paid

Someday we may claw our way out of this day

But not until we get those feelings out of the way

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