Sometimes, I feel like the message, “You’re coming out” should be retired under Juneteenth.
In Texas, we celebrate a holiday of being made aware even as we sat in chains we had been pronounced free almost two years prior.
Really, it’s like being imprisoned, watching the guard unlock the cell doors, announce your freedom, hand you – your release papers, and you turning over and going back to sleep.
In life, we are already out, but it’s easier to complain than to be held accountable for producing. I cannot be called out of a prison that no longer exists, unless I lock the cell door on myself. And, that’s not captivity. That’s self-imprisonment.
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