This is a photo I took visiting the Boston Holocaust memorial with my husband before he went to rehab. I remember telling him that we need to be mindful of history.
The present is a violent place with the election of Trump and a surge in hate crimes. The future is a shadowy place with talks of Muslim bans, mass deportations, reduced restrictions on the police, and a state of “law and order”. Right now I mourn deeply and I am experiencing fear. There is so much to be done, but as we embark on this dark journey please learn from history, be vigilant, and take care of ALL of your neighbors.
The bottom gives The feeling an unraveling
The children’s blinking eyes questioning Ancient eyes raining tears Unceasing they pour
This is an unraveling The blanket that cradled me Her seams loose
Bright light hatred shines From the flashlight in hand Sirens spinning red inconsolable shrieking mayhem Blinding eyes
Illuminating tattered threads
It is an unraveling
From the afterlife fearless voices call History begging Mercy
From the dirt of the earth Pleading Mercy Firm ground downtrodden Their boots marching Metal in holsters cold unforgiving
The spirits mourning
Spare me Leave me be
Reeling silent scream from my underbelly
Community rising Amidst the unraveling
God (Allah, Spirit, Creator, Mother Earth etc) help us all.