Lifting Every Voice: Reading, Chicago 11/2/ 2022 October 25, 2022 – Posted in: recent
LIFTING EVERY VOICE
NOVEMBER 2, 2022, 6:30 P.M. CHICAGO’S, Englewood neighborhood at St. Benedict’s African Catholic Church
The storm comes and goes, returns. Next time, harder. We don’t even bother
with shelters. We give it new names, each time, further fire and rain.
We start again. It could have been you or me, we say, dying
in public beneath a baton’s blows falling amidst a spray of a sniper’s bullets,
but it wasn’t. We go on.
Disaster has happened to someone else.
–(excerpt) A STORM UPON US
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