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Juneteenth

I wanted to write a poem. I wanted to write a quick little list poem about Juneteenth. I wanted to talk about how a friend wanted to do a celebration here at work for Juneteenth. I wanted to talk about how we don’t ever talk about it. I wanted to talk about freedom and emancipation. I wanted to write it over the weekend so that it would be ready to post Monday. Then There was another acquittal. Then There was another shooting.
Then I couldn’t write
I could not write a poem about FREEDOM Not about FREEDOM… Not today.
I want to talk about black folks. I want to talk too black folks. I want to sit with black folks. Only Black folks I want to talk!!! I need to talk!! We need to talk!
I am positive I will never experience freedom