8.25.20 – Basketball Distractions

In Wisconsin—
Of all places—
The smoldering embers
Of George Floyd’s murder
Were slowly cooling.
But with one
Flash of gasoline—
Shots to the back—
Kenosha erupts in flames.

The attraction of basketball,
In a far-off magical place,
Distracts and detracts from
What matters most of all.
We must suspend our attraction
Till this ends
And Black Americans
Can sleep.

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