Poetry

Broken Time

HATRED

So ingrained into our society

Our media

Our conversations

The world is ticking

tick

tick

Ticking

Begging for change

Begging for revolution!

Tear Gassed Eyes

Rubber bullet wounds

Broken Windows

Cars aflame

Store Owners blood

Spilling across pavement

Tick

Tick

Ticking

So much violence

Hatred,

Closed ears

Shut-off hearts

Tick

Tick

Ticking

 

What would happen if we could open our ears for a moment?

What would it be like if we thought of all life as being precious?

To want to celebrate both African American lives

and the lives of our police officers?

What would it be like to find that middle ground?

What if we could stop the

Tick

Tick

Ticki—

 

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