This collection of poems, each accompanied by a unique visual intended to magnify the depth of meaning of its subject matter, is borne out of the desire to unburden myself of the despair, sadness and anger that was clawing away at my inside after having the time, afforded by the worldwide movement restrictions, to fully digest and reflect on the callous and inhumane treatment of Blacks at the hands of those charged to serve and protect regardless of ethnicity. These poems were solely meant for my cathartic release but I am now thankful that in sharing, they have resonated with so many of you. If that simple act of sharing leads to a reader shedding the cloak of silence or unwitting indifference and having an opinion which leads to life changing action then, I have not enough words to express my deepest gratitude. This time is already proving to be different. We are in a race where we can now see the finish line. I am hoping that together we can make this an uprising.
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