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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Poetry, Uncategorized

We Build Up These Walls Between Us

Brick by brick, the wall rises and looms

Didn’t we just tear it down?

Mortar, brick, stone, gravel, and dirt

Piled on top, higher and higher

Building the wall back up

Didn’t we just tear it down?

Why is it that every time we clear the rubble,

Every time we can finally reach each other across no-man’s land,

When our hands can finally touch,

Why is it, then, that you decide to start rebuilding

Your damn wall?

And why is it every time the wall is rebuilt that you call for my help to tear it down?

And why am I pulling on my gloves?

Why am I grabbing my shovel?

Why am I so willing to break my bones and see my blood run

Just to help tear down a wall

That you will just rebuild?

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Poetry

Erosion (A Poem)

These bones

Once so strong

Now bend and

Break

Sinew flexes

Backward

Tendons

Strain and sprain

Skin pulled

Stretched and Translucent

Hollowed Out

Potential

 

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