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.