Write the image you see
Use the word that comes next
Follow that word with another
word & another word

until there are no more words
until you can no longer
find another single word

i see a Black man’s face
i see a Black man’s face smashed
into the pavement– this time

his name is George
i see George’s Black face smashed
into the pavement & his face

reminds me of my cousin’s Black
face & what my cousin’s Black
face must’ve looked like when
they forced him off
the cliff

i see white faced rage lashing
against his back
i see uniformed cop with
knee in his neck

i see my cousin’s baby face
smiling back at my baby

i have not witnessed his face
since we were