Thursday, September 6, 2012


Today a headline brought me to tears

Crying is believed a healthy release but I received no comfort

Pregnant woman among 4 killed in St. James

Why should I expect a radio announcer to care

John Mayer was spotted with Katy Perry on Saturday and Tuesday night

I race to my room and play mantras for peace in a language I do not understand

Yet I feel more at home in that place, in that space than I ever could around my black brother

Brothers who kill our black children and mothers

God O God I cry out

While punchlines continue to follow headlines

War on Crime

War on Drugs

But tell me

Who will bring peace …

This piece is dedicated to Channelle Davis and her unborn baby.

Artwork by Candace Moses

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