This is not a Eulogy


This latest photo prompt from RandomMichelle  comes, respectively, a day after and the morning after  Alton Sterling and Philando Castille had been added to the roll. What roll you say? Read the poem and see. 


When my words scratch across the skin of society
I want it to burn and leave a scar
No toothpaste to cool it
Because #BlackLivesMatter
And you must begin to feel it
The way we did when Michael Brown lay in the street
Turning in the Ferguson heat like rotting fruit
Or Sandra Bland ended up behind bars for being too rude
Because let’s not pretend that was about resisting arrest
She was an “Angry Black Woman” and her fire had to be extinguished
Like that lit cigarette that got blue blood so upset
And so in her memory
And in recognition of the moans of more ‘n more mothers and sisters
And sons
We’re not asking

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