june 22, 2020
The virus persuaded panic
Which evolved into ennui
We woke up to ugliness around us
At last we had time to see
The darkness and discrimination:
This is not who we want to be
So we dismantle and destroy
Systems of fear and hate
There will be no more innocent martyrs
It is time to make the change
As we rally in numbers
we hope it’s not too late
And still I wonder…
Can love grow from hearts of rage?
But maybe anger is an act of love
When we hardly have a voice
This is not a condemnation
We are not two sides of a coin
This is a plea to come together
For the fruit of our loins.
A new age is dawning
As one we will join
You no longer have to pick a side.
But only if you have the courage
To see the world through another’s eyes.
a photo series with Linus Dotson