I see the pain
I see the pain of my friends who are white who get it.
They want to apologize.they are deeply depressed.
The disparity is overwhelming.
They have not known this much pain before.
They start to worry about us and reach out, asking how We are doing.
We say despite the horrible things happening in the world.
We are good.
We can say this because We are strong.
This is something We have been working against our entire lives.
We can say this because We know that it will not go away.
We can say this because despite those days when We just want to cover our heads and not get out of bed, We remember that the alternative is an even greater call to stay woke because we are good.