Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Moment of Silence for Tamir Rice

"Moment of Silence for Tamir Rice,"

Said a woman standing in a circle crowded to mourn another murder, for the eleventh time tonight since the last moon.


She spoke

Holding a bullhorn,

A black fist, and a bleeding heart

Her eyes

Soaked with all seven oceans,

Set on the land at fault for stolen lives…

I swallowed my tongue.

My fingers have lost count 

of charges against this country

Indebted to her in centuries of silence,

For all the 397 years of black bodies pushed in the grave too soon. 

-Neha Ray

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