I do not know the dead,
But still I mourn.
I cannot hear the cries for help,
So I attempt to use my eyes to listen.
The pain seems so distant, yet so close.
My eyes close. I want to feel.
I can never truly know this feeling;
It hasn't happened to me.
Still I turn my heart to syncopate with a hurting community,
Rejected in their own homes.
I want to feel.
Young men talk of war.
Moms closing the grips on their children.
Who can trust a broken system?
I open my eyes. No more need to feel.
Rise. In. Solidarity.
There is hope.
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