Beneath Sobs

the ease with which Bakari Sellers
thinking of his children
what do they do if
and then names
George Floyd killed slow by the knee on his neck 
and then
Brionna Taylor shot sleeping 
and then
Ahmaud Arbery hunted in a "good old fashioned Georgia lynching" is
a social fluency in 2020.
it is one of the languages spoken by those with their eyes open
there are fewer verbs in this language
all violent
fewer colors, mostly black
the language can be faked but
it is best understood when
heard beneath sobs