from a place of love


for George Floyd

There’s a hope that never dies
Even after you’re gone
Into the light

Are you looking over your shoulder
At us
No more pain eclipsing your heart

Do you bend your wings
To smooth away our tears

We are tired of fighting
Invisible foes
For the danger is not broken glass
Or burning streets
But the fire inside cold hearts
That feeds itself
On arrogance reduced to fear

Can you see
Beyond our mortal eyes
A day when
No one has to
Hold a sign
To be recognised

Do you see the one
Who hurt you
As the one who bleeds inside

by Shashi Light
Image by Thomas Blackshear

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