Sunday, June 28, 2015

A Matter of Time - For Bree Newsome

First anger,
then determination.
On her way up,
she thought
of lynchings, whippings,
No time to fear.

Taken into custody,
she said, "This flag stays down."

It's back up now,
but not for long.

What kind of day
feeds not remembering?
What length of time
can anoint
old hate?

Old time feeds wishes,
but the wishes are only
that old houses replay.

They lost a war
and that war stays lost.

This flag stays down.
It's only a matter of time.

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