she should’ve wept sooner,
should’ve recognized her heart’s truth,
that it was the thugs and criminals in power
who were enabling the poison.
She should’ve known,
that when someone casually ignores death,
they’ve no respect for life.
Life, equality, freedom,
like Black Lives Mattered.
If she’d wept sooner maybe she could have avoided
©July 2020 Christina Anne Hawthorne