Ceres Magazine Issue 4 - Fall 2016 - Page 33

Photo Lauren Martinez by Lauren Martiinez

33 | Ceres Magazine | Fall 2016

By Lauren C. Martinez

THE artist's


So many words

Yet too exhausted to vent

Movement and change fomenting from the bloody cement

The black martyrs of today, may you rest in peace

The remainder of us beating hearts will

continue to rise, breathe, NOT cease

Until this charade of the pale ghostly blue suited gangs

viscerally understand what soul work needs to be done at mind, heart, and hand

We will continue to gather, spread the word and chatter

Go viral

Never falter

Gallantly reciting our 21st century hymn revival: