A poem written in honor of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd.
My blackness is impossible to contain.
You label us to be feared, but greatness we still attain.
You target us as a threat, yet resilient we remain.
I am black in peace.
My blackness deserves justice.
You are convinced that my existence somehow interferes with yours,
but that’s just deep rooted racism and an attempt to have control over what isn’t yours.
You lynch us, police terrorize us, yet there’s no end to our prevail.
Our fight is relentless.
My people will never cease.
We are strong, proud,
and victorious beyond your belief.
Well-informed and empowered,
we will change the system you’ve created to destroy us.
Black lives are lives that matter,
SPEAK UP if you support us.