And One For The Homies

Never have I ever…

Smelled the smell of

burning flesh.

Never have I ever…

seen a man tortured to death…

Never have I ever…

called an ambulance for a man who was not sick but

starving to death.

Never have I ever…

been held down by people while others hurt me.

Never have I ever…

…been helpless when a child was

…hungry…

…or hurt…

…or worse.

Never have I ever…

…been scared to say my name…

…or wake.

Never have I ever…

…been told to spank or called “you people” when the tantrum was for healthy produce or bread.

Never have I ever…

…been the cause of somebody else’s death…

…on purpose…

…or failed to kill myself.

Never have I ever…

…had no choice but to beg…

…or steal…

…or for my life…

…or death.

Never have I ever…

…been told no one cares when confessing…

…or when asking for help…

…or when begging for justice.

Never have I ever…dared share all I haven’t done and have yet to do…

Never ever will I, it’s death if and when I do.

Published by SlabCityOracle

artist, lunatic, activist, minister, interpreter for God, mom...

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