By Luna G. Reiley. Kalief Browder killed himself after a brutal stint in jail. His mother died soon after.
Blue, I want you blue.
BLUE FULL OF LIGHT BREATH
with dignity (and liberty) for all.
An obituary has been published for the Great Barrier Reef, appearing suddenly on the digital plain: landscape ultimate & forever & expanding & 24/7 the obituary will live on while death to coral & violence to ocean, blessed water a forgotten thing only trifling, so passé, of the past honestly — we want corpse gown and Day-Glo, we want fishes…
You act like there’s only one way
to be country. That country only means
white as though the boondocks did not
become white by design…
By Yani Robinson. This is a protest about the deaths of trans women of color.
Though I stayed mostly silent
from the shock of this devastating loss, I heard
in the crowd.
A match to burn through these dark days, a flame for the nights ahead.
A light to lead the way towards hope by pouring butane on books and bread.
What we know is the gleam
of our bodies together, forgiving the wreck
of dark, its deceptions. We have given up
watching the advances…
By Jan Steckel. The Statue of Liberty is tired, but the people will help raise her torch.
By Nate Marshall. A direct response to the election of Donald Trump. Devastating & beautiful.