The Noise This Evening: a Four Part Poetry/Photo Essay on the 2020 LA Uprisings (Part II)
Thinking loud and saying nothing.
THINKING LOUD AND SAYING NOTHING (June)
by M.G. Hughes
It takes something
Of divine intervention,
For something so equally
Divine and tragic to find residency
In the eyes of those who saw it all and all at once.
It can only take something
So wicked and so depressing,
For this many screens and this many people
To get out from the flickering darkness of their homes
With no other intention but to become it, to know it, for themselves.
The revolution was already here.
The revolution was already rooted.
So why not blame divine intervention,
For the world finally getting off its butt to march for justice first, color second?
And I’m thinking
Loud and saying nothing).
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