namesfacesvoices

dehumanize
strip them of namesfacesvoices
of personhood

this
is
tactical hatred

another “black”

choked
gunned down
strung up

those “blacks” have
namesfacesvoices
that don’t all sound and look alike.

asshole.

give the dead back
their
namesfacesvoices

George Floyd
Ahmaud Arbery
Freddie Gray
Philando Castile
Trayvon Martin
Eric Garner

give the living
their namesfacesvoices
disbelieving

shouts and sobs
angrysadhurtdestroyed
betrayed

rioting – can you hardly blame them?

do you know their names?
do you know their faces?
do you know their voices?

I don’t
not nearly as much as I should
as We should

we can do better
and it starts with
namesfacesvoices

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