“I would’ve been there!”
The white noise of
self-proclaimed MLK allies
With their white-washed,
co-opted and domesticated
All blended together
into a delusional
Stop looking back—
what about today?
what about now?
What was your response to
Colin Kaepernick taking a knee?
Did you lend your voice to the cause?
What was your rejoinder to
the outcry, Black Lives Matter?
Did you smugly reply, All Lives Matter,
Blue Lives Matter?
What was your gut reaction to the
murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor
and the many deaths that followed?
What IS your belief regarding systemic,
institutional racism, white privilege?
Do you deny, affirm or ignore?
Would you have marched with MLK,
facing dogs, batons, fire hoses, nooses,
the scorn of seventy-five percent of America? Unlikely.
But what about today?
Will you stand against injustice?
Will you make some noise regarding police brutality,
health care, education, justice, housing, banking inequity?
You will never know what you would’ve done
BUT you can decide what you will do today, tomorrow…
regarding race disparity in the US of A.