By Wallace Lane
1. I do not
need to hear the world is ending
to know that the thrill of something good
is no more.
2. I cannot
bring myself to a knee or a tear
during global pandemonium
because inside my heart
it feels like a pandemic already.
scream Black Lives Matter
but I know my body
will always be outlined
as a red beam or bounty.
4. Fairness wears two faces: just look at what they did to my ancestors.
5. I did say this would be the year
I would not pray for anyone until I prayed for myself.