Tagged: racism

perhaps justice is

yes, racist rants can

in the history

in the history
of responding to
acts of division,
the go-to responses
were to draw the
curtains or take to
the streets. perhaps
there is a
kaleidoscope of
choices, waiting
for us to rotate,
reflect, come
together, and
conjure them
into place
.
20210318:2128
y

one year later, we

one year later, we
may have learned to tread water, but
we’re still hoping that

drained-pool politics will not come
for us as long as we’re kicking
.
20210218:2150
y

here and there, we will

here and there, we will
need a reprieve from all this
intensity – a

strand of memory twisting
around spring’s makeshift trellis
.
20210114:2025
y

less than a week in,

less than a week in,
and our bodies are already
heavy, no, even

heavier, holding it to-
gether, for this many more days
.
20210107:2012
y

searching for clues in

searching for clues in
superman’s locks – reeves, reeves, cain,
cavill – offer us

something darker, someone who
will inspire us to save ourselves
.
20200929:0129
y

maybe it’s easy

maybe it’s easy
to speed down those
country roads,
or maybe the actual
speed will not
matter as much
as not seeing color
.
20200815:1007
y

we have more or less

we have more or less
power than we choose
to wield –
it’s not an exact
science, but a
reflection,
a call to make sure
everyone feels powerful
.
20200704:1740
y

it’ll be some time

it’ll be some time
before we put our heads
under
the water
again –
pretend that we are
not also drowning
.
20200628:2351
y