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Jefferson Said More Than He Meant

Jefferson said more than he meant.

Inspired words pushing

Boundaries of self-evident truth

Expanding

Beyond small-mindedness

Eclipsing the glittering prose

“All Men Created Equal”

It was more than he meant.

An idea

Exploding

Past former lines of demarcation

Imaginations swelling

Over oceans that no longer constrain

A freedom bequeathed and bloodied

And moving forward

An arc of history

Bending toward justice.

Subversive

Increasingly self-evident

God’s Truth

Marching on.

Yes. Jefferson said more

Than he meant …

Or ever, even imagined.