None of us can save the world alone. Yet, all of us must try.
Number 9 in my #BlackLivesMatter protest series.
Sonnet 72 — i must try
For too long, I found myself heartbroken
each time I heard another racist storm.
At every onslaught, I was more awoken;
today, I fight. This cannot be the norm.
Black men lynched; I am dead amongst the trees.
“Tis my life snuffed; cops shot Breonna dead.
That’s my son I see, crushed by blue line knees.
When hate prevails, all souls on Earth are bled.
I cannot stand and witness one more death.
There are tenets I must follow as a Jew.
Tikkun Olam, I’ll chant with my last breath.
Heal the world reads the command. This I do.
I cannot save the world, but I must try
to heal my minute corner ‘ere I die.
— -June 2020.