Updated: Apr 30
in this country
on this earth
we know it in our bones
holding our breath
when loved ones
drive, walk, sleep, jog, dance…
one hand on our heart
tending to our lives
police murder erupts
we send secret safety bubbles to
children, wives, daughters, sons,
fathers, cousins, aunts, uncles, friends
No, not them, no. Not today.
In Alameda, CA down the street from my home,
Mario Gonzalez a 26 year old man "died in in police custody"
died is too passive
What did they do?
What force did they use?
Where are the body cam videos?
How come his mother wasn’t allowed to see her own son's body?
few get justice
we are under siege and I can’t take my hand off my heart
to reach yours
until something is done.
Copyright 2021 by alison hart
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