Luca M Damiani
Author-Artist : Kiss&Arrow : "A Kiss to the Way We Are - An Arrow for Direction" - Poetry

I think it’s ok

'I think it's OK' Luca M Damiani - Kiss and Arrow 2023 -
'I Think it''s OK' Luca M Damiani - Kiss&Arrow 2023 -

I think it’s OK

To think of your local community,

Before shouting and boycotting air.


I think it’s OK

To be sure of who you are marching with,

So that you can walk away as it’s clearly time.


I think it’s OK

To stop shouting harsh ‘hate’ slogans

Covered by ‘sweet’ river rhymes.


I think it’s OK 

That maybe you didn’t know that before, 

but now that you do, you can step out.


I think it’s OK

To always be for Peace and Love

But not to call a Ceasefire now.


I think it’s OK

To making sure that your neighbours

Are not afraid of the scarf you wear.


I think it’s OK 

To really think the impact

That your words can have on others.


I think it’s OK

To push hate away from your mouths

And clean your souls and our streets.


I think it’s OK

To also be gently calm and quiet

And light a candle while we pray.

About the Author
Luca M Dami­ani is an Artist, Author and Uni­ver­si­ty Fel­low, focus­ing his ongo­ing cre­ative prac­tice and research on diversity, dis­abil­i­ty, neu­roscience, men­tal health and nature. His work also crosses over with human rights and social design. Luca has a neu­ro­log­i­cal dis­abil­i­ty (52% impair­ment of cen­tral ner­vous sys­tem func­tion) and has had var­i­ous visu­al art books and aca­d­e­m­ic arti­cles pub­lished, as well as being exhib­it­ed inter­na­tion­al­ly. Luca has worked and col­lab­o­rat­ed with insti­tu­tions such as BMJ Med­ical Human­i­ties, Mozil­la, Amnesty Inter­na­tion­al, BBC, Sci­ence Gallery, Com­put­er Arts Soci­ety, Dis­ney, Uni­ver­si­ty of the Arts Lon­don, Yale Uni­ver­si­ty, Jewish Book Council, TATE, V&A and more.
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