Contrast is the smiling yellow dog against the oil-stained pavement
You focus on the image which is meant to preclude all discomfort,
Your caption isolates the quality of appeal,
a tenuous pretension of goodness and betterment
And yet do the cracks and blemishes loom out of focus,
does the dream of perfection contrast with the crude realities
Like a snapshot of a smiling child buried in a burned scrapbook,
Do the dormitories and halls house people or violations of human dignity
Or is that not the caption we desire?
When you get to campus you feel the excitement all around you
Contrast is when you conveniently forget how cold it is out there
Contrast is when you walk off campus and fear
When you can feel the desperation in the air
Do we want to live in one Instagram story of safety and happiness,
Or realize how close we are to the bolded lines of danger?
When it is cold outside, do you hide away
or do you bring warmth for the cold?
The Engage Lead Serve Board's mission is to enhance the education of students by providing structured experiential and developmental opportunities that encourage community engagement, model good leadership, and allow active service.
Engage Lead Serve Board
Student Activities Center, W310
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
Telephone: (502) 852-4333