A Blessing for New Movements and Where to Go from Here

two black women at a protest holding a banner

in the time

of
unfettered
wailing
 
to suddenly
collapse
so close
to the ground
 
we are noticing
we are shivering
we are dancing!
 
in place
of your absent 
bodies
to plant
 
a different Spirit
 
in this place
to become 
free spirits
Freedom’s Spirit 
 
that is
the whole prayer
 
the content of every book
that is holy
 
every body filled with the
holes of a gunshot’s wounds
 
and literally
every single 
place 
of worship
 
a
human
step
planting
G-d
to the ground

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