The arc of history may be long,
too long for my taste,
and I’ll grant it bends to justice,
when observed over centuries
but what good are years
to those whose time has been stolen?
I could and should go on,
list the names, longer
than this so-called arc.
Do not take solace that the road
will somewhere curve to the left,
it’s time to yank the wheel,
with our voices and votes,
with our feet and fists
and no longer accept the unacceptable.
Written for this week’s Living Poetry Prompt and all those whose names I didn’t list.
To my fellow citizens of these United States, better make sure you’re registered and make a plan to vote in November. Don’t leave it to the last minute. https://2020voterscalendar.org/