Color

Color runs red
There is a reaction
to grief called anger
It is let out in the explosion
of violence, broken out of
Silence to true stories
Born out of a lifetime of pain
Watching where you go
knowing where to shop
See my parents taught
me that color was
Just a difference of skin
Because we are all of us
Born from the same
Human family
Feel the grief, see the
Rage, hear the stories
Don't forget to ask the
Questions and truly listen
Because this has no easy
Answers, but a lifetime of
Learning