lenten journal: hey, white people


    yeah, I’m talking to me
    you, too – and anyone
    who never had to worry
    about being followed
    stopped or accused
    because of our skin
    who never thought
    twice about a hoodie
    making us a threat
    listen right now
    we need to listen
    don’t speak of
    what the boy might
    have done wrong
    don’t explain
    make excuses or
    offer solutions
    just listen
    for a long time
    we have much
    yet to understand


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