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Far from timid • Caveat Lector

Life Pus 90: For Jordan Davis

Life Pus 90: For Jordan Davis

Life plus 90 isn’t enough time

to explain why

but

you could listen to one hell

of a playlist.

Policing everything except

their ignorance

their emotions

their privilege, their violence.

Bullets move faster than cars

and none of us can outrun

our problems.

We are too black to have fun

to enjoy the little things in life

too black to be equal.

to glow in the sun.

To dance in the sun.

3 ½ minutes. 10 bullets.

Our shade

is their shadow

so it seems.

Maybe this is balance

?

There has to be push

and pull

give and take

life

and death

?

the music gets quiet

and loud again.

Legs burning, chest tight

I wake up shivering

there’s base in my ears

my bed

shakes

My bones rattle

but I am not shaken

I like music too

I play it loud.

We’re from the same neighborhood.

We never met, but I miss you.

Thug music.

I always play it a little louder

for you.

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Open Letter: Why I Write

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