Mirror

I am white, I can feed silence.
My children can breathe, though
the air’s fetid with fear
extinguished Black men
shared. Who will keen for
them? Outrage must be
boots on blood-stained streets. Can you hear
each victim’s last words echo?

Each victim’s last words echo.
Boots on blood-stained streets – can you hear
them? Outrage must be
shared. Who will keen for
extinguished Black men?
The air’s fetid with fear
my children breathe. Though
I am white, can I feed silence?

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