What if the Rohingya were Christians?
What if they were Jews?
What if we didn’t listen to the news
and cared about everybody instead?
What if we viewed their dead
the same as our own?
Villages burning by the dozen
might not matter to Aung San Suu Kyi
but what if they mattered to you and me?
If we spoke up, the world would see
how hypocritical we are.
We can’t risk humanizing some Muslims,
because humanity is contagious.
We can’t say these Muslims matter
when we’re slaughtering those.
So it goes…