Next Steps

Next Steps


They march today

Carry signs above their heads

Ignore burning arms

Tap into fury and shout

They recall the shootings

Remember the small humiliations endured

Grieve the loss of parts of their humanity

Press into hurt and cry


They will plan tomorrow

Maintain passion burning in their chests

Use tired arms to defy status quo

Channel fury and act


They will canvass on 16th Street

Call Reps into private meetings

Protect the right to vote for the marginalized

Restore power and resist