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July 8, 2016
By listeningtostars GOLD, Kirkland, Washington
listeningtostars GOLD, Kirkland, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"You know one me. Just like I know one you. But you can't know every me. And I can't know every you." -David Levithan


and now here we go –
another black folk
gunned down
SAY THEIR NAME HERE
let’s listen
to angry voices/cracked tears
let’s cry
for the woman inevitably
standing next to him
and let’s
SAY THEIR NAME HERE
don’t forget to bring up
their past
say: they was
HOLDING A GUN
DOING SOMETHING ILLEGAL
THREATENING AN OFFICER
mean: they was
BLACK.
now is a good time
to box us out with
big words/lofty ideals
but
don’t forget to
SAY THEIR NAME HERE
copy paste
so the next time
another black folk
gunned down
because: they was
BLACK
you can
SAY THEIR NAME HERE


The author's comments:

This is for Alton Sterling, Philando Castille, Sandra Bland, Trayvon Martin, all my brothers and sisters who were gunned down / because: they was BLACK. 

 

Rest in Power, brothers and sisters. 


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