Tear Gas

TEAR GAS DANCERS


Tear Gas.jpg
tear gas dancers by vagabond ©

tear gas dancers
(for ferguson and baltimore and blm)

are you still
firing tear gas
to try and stop us?
we have no more tears
for you
we dance in the smoke
that you can’t hide in any longer
we’re shadows
advancing in the tear gas
making our sorrow visceral
to give our worth weight
we dance over your tear gas canister
unable to choke
like the spirits of vengeance
we are required
to be
because you refuse
to let go of this premise
of superiority
we dance in the smoke
as we come for you
to clear the air
to come
to an understanding
to come
face to face
so you can mourn the loss
of your hate
as we whisper the names
of those you shot down
on the street
for being

-vagabond ©

Note: April being poetry month i wanted to challenge myself to have a poem with an accompanying piece of art for each day of the month posted in this space here… Share what you like… both on line and off…

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