Our Virus

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Our Virus

We must eradicate this virus
infecting our nation.
It is dangerous, pervasive
and has killed far too many.

We know how to fight
but intentional ignorance
and tribal chest pounding
has prevented progress.

Science can lead but will we follow?
Like an alcoholic, we need to admit
we have a problem and detoxify
because there’s no vaccine for racism.

We are the antibodies. We must overcome
before the patient, our country, dies.


Happy Juneteenth!

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14 Responses to Our Virus

  1. Lisa Tomey says:

    You spoke the words churning in my gutt. Well said.

  2. Lisa Tomey says:

    Reblogged this on The Prolific Pulse and commented:
    This poet said it so well. Have a read:

  3. Cassa Bassa says:

    “Like an alcoholic, we need to admit
    we have a problem and detoxify
    because there’s no vaccine for racism.”
    These few lines strike the core.

  4. you convey your thoughts perfectly. . .and i agree wholeheartedly. thanks.

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