. . . Are there natural remedies for racism, violence,
oppression, apathy, indifference, ignorance, hatred,
and a contagious disease that has literally gone viral?
I don’t know
Only time will answer that question, and
if we survive, if this country endures
if the best succeed in rising to the top
instead of the dregs that have oddly floated
up from the bottom to torment the clarity of the wine,
of the day, of the nation, of the system, of the blood
in our veins and the destroyed lung’s alveoli that can no
longer absorb oxygen, can’t expel carbon dioxide,
basic breathing apparatus functions, organs impaired,
If we can’t breathe we will die.
Is that all that’s at stake here?
George Floyd knew, at least
after eight minutes, after the end . . .
Excerpt from the book, ENOUGH “Say Their Names . . .”