the future is a choir

the future is a choir.


people, all

of them hugging

and housed with

others who become home.


there is no war, for

our differences are minor

where our similarities are strong.


universal bonfire

with singing

and love and

love and love and


About the Author

Ash Tré Phillips is a genderqueer Bay Area born and raised poet. They made it to the Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam final stage in 2015 and 2016. Having graduated high school in 2015, Ash is currently working on their own chapbook ‘This World Has a Timestamp.” In the meantime they can be found feeding their coffee addiction as a barista at Philz Coffee Castro.