How many have seen footage of a white policeman
kneeling on the neck of a near-dead man too black
to be taken seriously until he was dead, cold, silent?
How many know George Floyd represents countless
black, brown, Asian men, women, children long silent
unceremoniously murdered by very proud white men
who could not resist the satisfaction of domination?
One would have to look back to The Founding Fathers,
with their great wealth, plantations, hundreds of slaves;
follow the money and trail of evidence to the present
to realize we do not have a United States of America,
land of the free, home of the brave. We have only us.
March 31, 2021