pelusia / by Megan Hollingsworth

His eyes said,

don't even.

"Words come hard these days,

she said. And finished,

'We just miss him.' "

You are clueless

lady white

with flowers on.

PELUSIA, written in part September 2016, recalls an encounter July 2016 with a young black man, aged perhaps 15 years, on Golden Gate Transit between Cotati and San Francisco. Our eyes met three times as I boarded. He was seated immediately behind the bus driver. Read this report, with race and ethnicity graphic, from around that time on killings by police in United States during the first half of 2016. Quote is Jordan Edwards' mother speaking in response to Jordan's murder April 29, 2017.

Please listen to Dr. A. Breeze Harper on White Fragility - March 2016, Interspecies & Intersectional Justice Conference, Whidbey Institute.

I appreciated during Interspecies and Intersectional Justice Conference that anger was expressed and peacefully. When anger rises, there is a way to experience and communicate anger without inflicting harm yet communicating the degree of insult the anger reflects. I do not know how a mother survives her child born blindly threatened in this world and then murdered in his prime. I do imagine she survives in ongoing grief. And want the anger voiced compassionately and the grieving process supported that senselessness may cease. 

Armed Silence. Peace is letting something out of control roll where it will without abandoning ship. please read Enid's Physics Lesson

Armed Silence.

Peace is letting something out of control

roll where it will without abandoning ship.

please read Enid's Physics Lesson