Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Teach Me How, Please


Great-Aunt of a Black Man

Teach.

What to whom?

No fucking idea.

His great-grandfather
my father
made his mother
my niece
cry.

“Does grandpa hate me too?”

She was 5.

Now she’s a mother.

Of a black man.

Teach the haters.

Deny them the comfort of ignorance.

And imagined strength in numbers.

Take their fear.

And teach it to my great-grand nephew.

And not shoot anyone.

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