Well, that was odd…not only did Mercury Retrograde delay the prompt in the morning, my designated poetry writing time, but I just discovered that my post didn’t post! (Sigh)
I decided to pen a memoriam having learned of the passing of New York Justice Sheila Abdas-Salamm.
i.m. Justice Sheila Abdus-Salamm
In all this floating world
Today nothing feels to me sadder
Than this found floater
In the Hudson by Harlem
The Guardian posts a Suicide Hotline tip
At the end of the news clip
We shall have to wait for cause of death:
Being female, being black
Being brave, being Muslim
Being in court everyday with everything
Flying from Pandora’s box, shaking it
Finding it devoid of that final favour
There is only so much hate
A body and soul can take.
Be at peace, Justice.