"Violence only begets violence." Ilhan Omar
Anger must out,
an expression of grief,
so black and blue and
the smell of death is electric,
if you open the wound you
expose the bones of desperation
sick with the cancer of misery,
you can feel the divisions,
and like cornered strays,
retaliation is the last vestige
of self-respect, survival,
how far have we really come?
What is the point of celebrating
progress if we can't love our neighbour?
©Paul Vincent Cannon