Original Sin

(This is the third poem accepted for publication by The Mindful Word after some suggested revisions.)

In this time of pandemic,

The protest and violence

is a further accounting

of the terrible legacy of slavery.

I support Black Lives Matter

And I fear America is unravelling.

Can we defund the police when 

Crime and violence are on the rise?

Is the murder of George Floyd 

A product of our compromise? 

We don’t choose the time;

There is no guarantee.

We must move forward

Without certainty.

September 4, 2020

4 thoughts on “Original Sin

  1. Love this Harry! Our country’s history of slavery is deep and probably will never be resolved. Working with you on a complete overhaul of our society. Congrats on being recognized by The Mindful Word. Will look into that.


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