Red

Red

Blood spills red

from black or white

blood spills red

on pavement

littered with sharp shards of oppression,

broken glass and bottle caps

a child loses a father

a wife loses a husband

a mother loses a baby

9 months in the womb

24 years on the planet

cut short

cut short by a world

that sees red blood

on the pavement

in black and white.

-O.A.

http://www.joincampaignzero.org/action

http://www.ravishly.com/2015/04/10/what-you-can-do-right-now-about-police-brutality

I cannot pretend to know this struggle or to understand how this may feel. But I offer my sincere support and belief that we truly were all created equal. Condolences to the late officers’ families and to all effected by this spread of violence. Create space for peace.

“This is not just a black issue. It’s not just a Hispanic issue. This is an American issue that we should all care about. All fair-minded people should be concerned.”

– President Obama