a Cancer, unnamed.

You say
I hate your burning
looting and rioting
in our inner cities.
Let us talk more

I say
MLK talked and talked
and gave us a dream
we all recite in part.
It got us a day off.

I say
talk has its time and place,
but resistance to change
has festered since 1619
and action is needed

to remove a Cancer.

October 19, 2019