A Saturday Caesura poem

If we can join together to

stay apart and

stay at home to

keep each other safe and

flatten the curve

a pandemic has thrown at us —

Can we also band together to

stand up and

stay aware that

“safer at home”

is a cruel mocking illusion

for too many people and

we need – we must –

break the cycles

systemic violence has caught us in,

keep everyone safe.

Every day.