and there are never any words for this— simply a scream, a howl, an outrage.
in this I have never felt more helpless: my apology will never be enough, but staying quiet will mean silence, and silence means consent, and no— I do not consent to any more of this injustice, this farce, this outright lie.
there have been enough stolen lives.
my love, my black brothers and sisters for which there are no words: I am so sorry. you will always have me in solidarity.
I feel as if I can do so little, but lead the way.
send me your voices, send me your battle cry: and I will do my best to be your megaphone, your ally, if need ever be.
and my love, these children, good men and women who have been lost to this earth, who this earth does not deserve: I am so sorry— but you deserve far more than my grief.
may you find justice. may you find home. may you find rest; may you rest in power.