So, yeah, this just happened. And unlike most of my other attempts at poetry, this one actually rhymes!

I want to help but don’t know how.
And so this safety pin is my solemn vow:
I shall not engage in any act of hate
Nor by my silence allow it to perpetuate.
And it’s only tokenism if I fail to act
In a manner consistent with this pact.

Update 11/15: I could still hear this poem in my head, even after I posted this. Usually that means it’s not quite right, so I kept at it. Here’s a new version.

When all around churns with fear,
I want to scream, “what’s happening here?”
I’d like to help but don’t know how
And so this safety pin is my solemn vow
I shall not engage in any act of hate
Nor by my silence allow it to perpetuate
And it’s only tokenism if I fail to act
In a manner consistent with this my pact

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