Jefferson said more than he meant.
Inspired words pushing
Boundaries of self-evident truth
Eclipsing the glittering prose
“All Men Created Equal”
It was more than he meant.
Past former lines of demarcation
Over oceans that no longer constrain
A freedom bequeathed and bloodied
And moving forward
An arc of history
Bending toward justice.
Yes. Jefferson said more
Than he meant …
Or ever, even imagined.