Do you remember Venn Diagrams?
All these interconnected, overlapping circles,
Two wedding rings make a Venn diagram.
A Venn diagram can have any number of circles,
Sometimes two, sometimes many
As can a human being.
Today we have shouting voices
And there is always an “Other”
To objectify, then fear, then hate.
They may be nations, races, political parties,
Sexual orientations, sport teams,
Or even favorite kinds of cheese
But these could all be plotted as Venn Diagrams!
And they would all intersect in one place—
Our common humanity.
Connect the circles and focus on that part of the diagram
And the world