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Star bright

Knock, knock

Mama, I’ve been shot

Star light

Knock, knock

Tears streaming

Mama, he’s gone

Wish I may

Knock, knock

Mama, I’ve been shot again

Wish I might

Knock, knock

My soul screams

Mama’s gone

Have my wish tonight.

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Justice Work

I used to think that resistance is the only path to justice

Then I was reminded of all those who came before me

I was reminded of all those who worked together for justice

Justice work is hard work, but justice work is work that we do together

It never has to be lonely work

And it never has to be defined by what we are resisting

Instead it can be defined by what we are working towards so that work may continue until all our battles are won

Waiting for the bus…

Her choice to enter your

Car

Truck

Van

Is not my choice to enter your

Car

Truck

Van

No I will not

Like it

On my bike

No I will not

Like it

In bare feet

No I will not

Like it

In my front yard

No I will not

Like it

Walking down the street

With my child

With my friend

On my own

No I will not

Like it

Want it

Or ask for it

Her choice is not my choice

Daily Poetry Project

Often my poems are like prayers or songs that allow me to break away my fears of being too vulnerable or too emotional. I don’t always quite know what to do with emotions :). I often think that they are quite inconvenient although as I grow and evolve as a person I have realized the necessity of feeling. I still like to express my emotions through poetry though so as a challenge to myself and to encourage more writing I’ve decided to write one poem each day until the end of year.

Confession

Confession: After the last presidential election I was very afraid of white men. I don't want to lump all white men into one group, but I am still afraid of white men. I want this fear to go away. I don't feel safe standing up against white men or going into spaces that white men occupy.
I'd like to make a request to all white men who want to stand up against white supremacy and a hatred that makes us all unsafe. Do it. Your presence and your voice more than any other groups is required to speak out against white supremacy.